Sex And The City

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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10 Pop Culture Sex Addicts

This week Lars von Trier’s sexual opus Nymphomanic was unleashed on the masses. The film follows one woman’s erotic journey — a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac named Joe (played by the always wonderful Charlotte Gainsbourg). Of course, Von Trier isn’t the first person to explore sexual obsession. Pop culture is full of “sex addicts” who can’t control their appetite between the sheets. We found ten other insatiable characters whose libidos have been working overtime. … Read More

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‘Mad Men’s’ Split Season 7: You’re Killing Me, AMC

Here in the “responsive commentary” racket, the only thing that rivals writing something too late is writing something too early. Last week, this site looked at the dire-sounding Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul, surveyed the less-than-promising post-BrBa/Mad Men AMC line-up, and asked the question, “Is the golden age of AMC over?” For asking said question, I was branded with both the “e-word” (elitist) and the “h-world” (hipster). Such accusations prompted, as usual, a worried removal of my artisan organic wire-rimmed glasses, a long pull off my home-brewed stout, and a few heartfelt spins of Animal Collective on vinyl. And then AMC announced that their solutions to filling the original programming holes in their schedule are a) a Walking Dead spin-off and b) splitting the final season of Mad Men into two seven-episode halves. Can I say “told you so” yet? … Read More

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These Are the TV Shows Flavorwire Staffers Irrationally Hate

Here at Flavorwire, we do our level best to engage in rational, reasoned, thoughtful criticism. But there are elements of our culture that are simply out of our analytical grasp: the films, music, authors, television shows, etc. that we hate with no reasonable explanation. Welcome to Irrational Hatred Week, in which your Flavorwire staffers share what we loathe in a variety of media, and do our best to figure out why. Today’s Irrational Hatred topic: TV. … Read More

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The Worst Room(s): Where Characters on New York TV Shows Could Really Afford to Live

The rent is, indeed, too damn high. As was widely reported this week, average rents in New York City are now over $3000 a month, a figure that’s skewed to some extent by the sky-high prices in Manhattan’s priciest neighborhoods but still goes to show that living here is an expensive adventure. You’d never know this from the way the city is depicted in popular culture, of course, but while the implausibility of many on-screen depictions of NYC has been well documented, Flavorwire got to wondering: if it’s unfeasible that various characters would be able to afford the locations they’re depicted as living in, well, where would they live? Read on to find out. … Read More

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The Most Ghastly Fashion Moments on ‘Sex and the City’: A Retrospective

As a former Sex and the City fan, I spent plenty of time viewing the show through rose-colored glasses. But even when I loved SATC, there was always one thing about it that baffled me: its widely celebrated fashion sense, courtesy of famed oddball stylist Patricia Field. Bold and avant-garde at best, the outfits Carrie and her friends wore were more often just plain confusing. So, to commemorate today’s 15th anniversary of Sex and the City, here are a few of the all-time worst ensembles in its history, from both the original series and the movies. … Read More

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The Wisdom of ’30 Rock’ vs. The Wisdom of ‘Sex and the City’

We already had our doubts about Vulture’s “Sitcom Showdown,” their attempt to select, bracket-style, the best TV sitcom of the modern era, but at exactly 12:15 today, the feature lost any remaining credibility. Why? Writer Starlee Kine (who seems, judging by her This American Life appearances, to be a generally level-headed and thoughtful type) was given the task of selecting 30 Rock or Sex and the City — and she chose Sex and the City. THIS IS A THING THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED. She typed the words “Winner: Sex and the City,” and then she hit send. Yes, Liz Lemon and company’s rapid-fire comedy classic was given the shaft for the “shock humor” and Hallmark bullshit of Carrie and the girls. It is the biggest show-biz travesty since Crash won Best Picture. Don’t believe us? We’ve stacked up the wit and wisdom of each show, on ten important topics. We’ll let the results speak for themselves. … Read More

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