Sex And The City

Chernobyl and Its Radiant Creative Culture Lures New Yorkers

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

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

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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.
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30 Best Pop Culture Spinsters

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

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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?”
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