Sea Hags, on Their Own Terms: The Feminist Legacy of VH1's 'Mob Wives'
Forget "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos." With their husbands and fathers in jail, deceased, or estranged, the women of "Mob Wives" completely flip the script on sexist Mafia narratives.
Pray for Her: The 19th-Century Roots of 'Real Housewives' Munchausen Storylines
In last week's episode, Real Housewife Lisa Rinna accused her co-star Yolanda Foster of faking her Lyme disease for attention and sympathy. This plot is reality TV gold—and it dates back to 19th-century sentimental novels like "Uncle Tom's Cabin."