Sex And The City

Chernobyl and Its Radiant Creative Culture Lures New Yorkers

It started with a Geiger counter. Just as the Girls tour of Greenpoint generated buzz about that secluded, environmental hazard-plagued, northern nook of Brook, the Chernobyl Diaries tour of Chernobyl has already begun generating excitement and lifting the stigma surrounding the abandoned nuclear power plant and its environs. As they may or may not say in real estate, “it was only a matter of time.” … Read More

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When Carrie Bradshaw Met Roger Sterling: Links You Need to See

As everyone prepares for the impending end of Mad Men, Internet tributes abound. Yesterday, Flavorwire ran its homage to Roger Sterling, and today, the A.V. Club is acknowledging him for an extra-Mad Men achievement: almost getting peed on by Carrie Bradshaw. The article shifts its focus to John Slattery’s brief involvement on Sex and the City as politician Bill Kelley (the show didn’t get too much into politics beyond calling the episode “Politically Erect”), whose main aim, outside of his governmental ambitions, is to be the recipient of a golden shower. Meanwhile, the New York Times has done an extensive, interactive rundown with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner of the show’s key 60s pop cultural allusions, and over at Vulture, actors  actors who played supporting roles predict where their characters ended up. … Read More

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Now That ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Is a Hit, Let’s Make More Movies About Women and Sex

There was a delicious energy in the theater at my preview screening of Fifty Shades of Grey, and when the film began and an appropriately absurd grey landscape emerged on our screen, I felt a collective shift around me: people were settling in to enjoy themselves, even if the enjoyment came from hating the thing. The only events that were going to happen in the next two hours on our screen were flirting, sex, some helicopter flights, and other kinds of sex. … Read More

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Cosmo Made Berger from ‘Sex and the City’ Recreate the Post-It Breakup

You just know Ron Livingston must have two distinct kinds of interactions with fans: Office Space quotes being yelled back in… Read More

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30 Best Pop Culture Spinsters

The word “spinster” refers to an unmarried woman, and is most often synonymous with the stereotype of the past-her-prime old maid, a woman who hasn’t made a good match and who’s doomed to live an unfulfilling life. Well, that’s just stereotypes talking, because… hey, what’s wrong with that, exactly? The answer is absolutely nothing. Pop culture has given us some pretty great spinsters (although on average they do fall within a specific, homogenous, moneyed, and white demographic). So here are our 30 favorite writers, artists, and fictional characters who show the freedom that comes from living an unmarried life — female characters who are defined by their wants and desires, and not characterized through the simple scrim of their relationships. … Read More

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How the Death of Mid-Budget Cinema Left a Generation of Iconic Filmmakers MIA

Earlier this year, John Waters — whose last movie, A Dirty Shame, was released a full decade ago — finally got the offer he’d been waiting for all this time. According to his hitchhiking chronicle Carsick, his very first driver was “Harris,” “an art school type” with a sideline in weed dealing who called himself a fan. They talked for a bit about movies before Harris asked the (five) million-dollar question: “How come you aren’t making a movie?” … Read More

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Carrie Bradshaw Brings Chaos, Confusion and “Zsa Zsa Zsu” to Tinder: Links You Need To See

It’s winter, which means more excuses to stay inside and cuddle up with a book. Refinery29 has a great list of the books from your childhood you need to revisit, including Zlata’s Diary, which I read while in junior high and which captivated me; From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler, which inspired nightly dreams of running away and moving into a museum; and Running Out of Time, which, as the article’s author Laura le Vine notes, “was The Village before M. Night Shyamalan ruined the concept.” If you were a book nerd as a kid, this piece will make you want to read all your old favorites again. … Read More

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10 Famous TV Locations You Can Visit In Real Life

In honor of Friends‘ 20th anniversary, Central Perk — complete with its massive couch — is about to become a reality this fall in SoHo. While the coffee shop will only be temporary, however, there are plenty of TV landmarks that remain long after the camera crews leave. Here’s a collection of famous locations from rural Washington to the south of England that aren’t a Hollywood backlot. … Read More

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Wonderfully Nauseating Supercut Compiles Brand-Name Dropping on ‘Sex and the City’

Reinforcing Sex and the City’s time-capsule status as a now wholly obsolete – but anthropologically fascinating – portrait of pre-recession America, artist… Read More

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20 of the Weirdest TV Merch Items You Can Buy

Television fan culture has blossomed into something huge and wonderful. There are so many TV shows that have a rabid and obsessive group of eager fans who love to buy merchandise related to their favorite shows and characters. I should know — my apartment is overflowing with memorabilia from The SimpsonsBeavis & Butt-HeadCommunity, etc. — but sometimes networks go beyond simple T-shirts and magnets and start selling everything from costumes to sofas to swords. Here are 20 examples of the weirdest television merchandise that you can buy. … Read More

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