Missy Kurzweil
Missy Kurzweil

Missy Kurzweil is a freelance writer and editor in New York. She graduated from Cornell in 2007, and has been living, writing, working and playing in New York City ever since. Travel, yoga, coffee and dogs are a few of her favorite things.

Nov. 15, 2013

Meet the Man Behind MTV's Global Music Revolution

An interview with executive producer Nusrat Durrani, on the powerful new TV series following the lives of young musicians around the world as they play for change.

Sept. 26, 2013

These Two Brooklynites Are Exploring the World Through Locals' Eyes

Thomas Beug and Tim Kafalas have traveled far and wide to bring you their DIY documentary series, 'This Is My City.'
Sept. 13, 2013

Saudi Arabia's First Female Filmmaker Finds Her Voice

We sat down with Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, to discuss 'Wadjda,' her film about a spunky 10-year-old girl, which will premiere in New York on Friday.
June 12, 2013

Meet the Mysterious Swaai Boys of NYC

Those four cuties out of NYC are the Swaai Boys, an upbeat band with songs that make summer come a little sooner.
March 18, 2013

Girls HBO Season 2 Finale Recap: Together At Last

The tag line of Girls this season was "almost getting it kind of together." So, did they do it?
March 11, 2013

'Girls' Recap Season 2, Episode 9: Girls and Boys Spiral Out Of Control

Everyone suddenly stops trying to hold it together. They're all giving in to their inner demons and sliding back into shameful habits of the past.

March 5, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 8: The Boys Are More Together Than the Girls

In this installment of "Girls," the characters compete over "who has their sh*t more together." Boys win across the board.
Feb. 25, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 7 Recap: Home Is Where the Heartache Is

Jessa tries to go home again, but seeing her father stirs up a lot of emotions.
Feb. 18, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 6: Boys Have Feelings, Too

The boys of "Girls" get together for some bonding time, while the girls continue straining their relationships.
Feb. 11, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 5: Hannah Dates a Doctor, Trouble Ensues

Hannah, who is impossible to like in this episode, stumbles into a world of maturity and wealth when she begins seeing a doctor. In the words of Destiny’s Child, “I don’t think she can handle it"
Feb. 4, 2013

'Girls' Season 2 Episode 4 Review: Dinner Parties Gone Awry

In season 2's newest episode of 'Girls,' the truth about girls and boys comes out with three lovers’ quarrels at two epic dinner parties.

Jan. 28, 2013

Girls Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Bad Friends, Duncan Sheik, and Nipple Shirts

Spoilers ahead! If Lena Dunham parties half as hard as Hannah Horvath does in 'Girls' episode three, then we all have a lot to learn.
Jan. 14, 2013

Girls Season 2 Premiere: Lena Dunham and the Gang Are Still the Queens Of Brooklyn

Sunday night was the night of Lena Dunham. Not only did she win at the Golden Globes, it was the Season 2 premiere of her award-wining show 'Girls.' Here's what happened, spoilers ahead.
Dec. 4, 2012

How Two Guys, A Food Truck, and A Facebook Post Brought Relief to Rockaway

When Hurricane Sandy hit, Jared Adler and Terrence McNicholas, both 24, had just started their dream food truck business in the Rockaways. After the storm, their truck became a lifeline.
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Nov. 2, 2012

Lena Dunham Obama Ad and Lesley Gore: Top 5 PSAs Where Women Rule

From getting fiscal to first time voting, American women from celebrities to commoners have made their political opinions known on the internet this election season.
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Sept. 23, 2012

How to Preserve a Liberal Heart

"If you're not liberal at 20 you have no heart; if you're not conservative at 40 you have no brain." The question is, what happens in that 20 year window that changes people so fundamentally?

Sept. 12, 2012

The New Normal Series Premiere Review: Ryan Murphy New Show is Refreshingly Abnormal

While the premise of Ryan Murphy's new show The New Normal may not be all that new, the show charms with adorable character dynamics and sharp one-liners.
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July 29, 2012

5 Awesome Ways Obamacare Can Help a Hipster Out

Here are five ways Obamacare can help the young and self-employed become the next Mark Zuckerberg.
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June 29, 2012

How Collaboration Can Kill Creativity

When you're trying to create something from nothing, is teamwork really the best policy? Many people, and even studies, are starting to say no. Here's why.