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Catch up on the buzz: Media, books and (of course) ‘Girls’

Katherine Borgerding Modified: April 18, 2013 at 1:35 pm •  Published: March 25, 2013

Lena Dunham’s happily-ever-after finale

As of Sunday, HBO’s ‘Girls’ finished its second season with a subdued rom-com -like end. Or at least that’s what this and other viewers said in the days following the finale. The season’s final episode did not diminish the lessons we learned from the season as a whole however. Chief among them…Take your medication.

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Even though season two is barely put to rest, speculations are flying about what season three might hold.

One thing seems pretty sure though, the next season will have someone entering rehab and it doesn’t bode well for viewers who might have been anxious for more of the feel-good romance of the final episode. But that just wouldn’t be the ‘Girls’ we know and love, now would it?

Sheryl Sandberg on women and the workplace

Facebook’s C.O.O. and former Google executive, Sheryl Sandberg recently released a book, ’Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead’, about women and the workplace. Sandberg discussed her own story and the book in an NPR interview with Diane Rehm.

Sandberg and Rehm joke about Sandberg as a bossy older sister, but also take the time to discuss the seriousness in calling women bossy.

Sandberg notes in the interview, “If we want women to lead, we have got to stop calling them bossy.”

The full discussion is available online.

But don’t just take Sandberg’s word for it, The Guardian asked other female professionals about their workplace experiences and what they think of Sandberg’s advice.

New in media 

The New York Times is currently working on its first major website redesign since 2006 and will soon be launching the design that will translate across platforms.

The responsive design, meaning that the page elements will change position to fit desktop screens or tablets, will change the look of the article pages and navigation.

But the question is, could this lead to a new standard in web design? It is certainly possible.

In other news, the Washington Examiner, a free daily newspaper in Washington D.C. area, is going digital, has fired many of its reporters and will drop its daily paper in favor of a weekly print magazine.

The new website is set to launch June 17, but as the Examiner will no longer cover local news, sports or entertainment, many of its former staff have been let go. The new publication will focus on covering the national government and politics.


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