Category Archives: satc

A (critical) look back at SATC

DIFFICULT WOMEN: How “Sex and the City” lost its good name BY EMILY NUSSBAUM, New Yorker, July 29, 2013 When people talk about the rise of great TV, they inevitably credit one show, “The Sopranos.” Even before James Gandolfini’s death, the … Continue reading

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Wealthy, Whiny, White; or, “Privilege Lit”

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream By Joshunda Sanders and Diana Barnes-Brown, Illustrated by Ana Mouyis, For decades, self-help literature and an obsession with wellness have captivated the imaginations of countless liberal Americans. Even now, … Continue reading

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Oh that “kooky” Holly Golightly/Carrie Bradshaw

Is Audrey Hepburn To Blame For Carrie Bradshaw? by Sadie Stein,, June 7, 2010 A new book blames Audrey Hepburn for SATC2. Okay? Sort of? Everyone knows that Truman Capote wasn’t sold on Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, and … Continue reading

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Attack of the Rich Kid Book

Where, Oh Where Is Superfudge? By Rachel Shukert,, February 4, 2008    Let me begin with a small disclaimer: it is not my intention to make anybody feel old, least of all myself. Although I already feel old; recently … Continue reading

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To call princesses a “trend” among girls is like calling Harry Potter a book

What’s Wrong With Cinderella? By Peggy Orenstein, The New York Times,
December 24, 2006 I finally came unhinged in the dentist’s office — one of those ritzy pediatric practices tricked out with comic books, DVDs and arcade games — where I’d … Continue reading

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