It’s important to remember — and easy to forget — just how groundbreaking Sex and the City was when it first premiered in 1998. To be a woman who openly enjoyed sex was still fairly taboo (and still sometimes is). The show’s portrayal of unmarried women in their thirties was also pretty progressive. “Sex and the City transformed singledom from a drab Cathy comic strip into something enviable,” writes Jennifer Keishin Armstrong in her 2018 book Sex and the City and Us. The show presented one’s thirties as a time of growth, not an expiration date. Together the characters sparked many discussions on how sex, dating, friendship, and gender intersect; topics that had once felt off-limits were made candid and, eventually, mainstream. … [Read more...] about Can The “Sex And The City” Revival Work Without Samantha?
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The Prada Cup final is raced from February 13-22. It’s a best of 13 races series with the first team to claim seven wins taking the silverware. The winner goes on to meet Emirates Team New Zealand in the America’s Cup match, another best of 13 races affair that starts on March 6. … [Read more...] about America’s Cup: The Prada Cup – how it works
“I was impressed with both of them this past season, especially during the six-game losing streak. The fact that our players never gave up is a tribute to the players. It is also indicative of the type of players that Ryan acquired and to the players’ regard for Matt as their head coach,” McCaskey said. … [Read more...] about Despite Back-To-Back 8-8 Seasons, Bears Will Bring Back GM Ryan Pace And Head Coach Matt Nagy For 2021
He is in effect taking over from the current Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) permanent undersecretary, Sir Simon McDonald, who is standing down as part of a widespread changing of the guard at the top of Whitehall. The cabinet secretary, Sir Mark Sedwill, is also retiring, as is the head of MI6, Alex Younger, who is being replaced by the political director at the Foreign Office, Richard Moore. … [Read more...] about Sir Philip Barton to head Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office
Taking over the European Film Market for 2021 will be an interesting challenge given the ongoing pandemic disruption to the international film circuit. Word from Venice Film Festival is that the first major international film event to go ahead in the pandemic era has been a relatively smooth affair, and optimism levels are now high for future events. But the EFM, enclosed primarily in the relatively cramped confines of the MGB, is a very different prospect. With thousands of delegates fitting into such a small space, how will the festival manage to introduce effective sanitary and distancing measures? … [Read more...] about Berlinale Names New Head Of European Film Market – Update