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Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

From liberal to conservative, fun-and-fluffy features to cultural studies and a star’s campaign for governor: We’ve collected links to features from slick magazines, small web publishers, and assorted fans and critics. Pour yourself a Cosmo and start clicking. Perhaps you’ve heard? The cultural juggernaut known as Sex and the City — a TV series and two follow-up films — turned...
From Our Pages: Interview with 2012 Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

From Our Pages: Interview with 2012 Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

“Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. For our “Hunt, Gather” issue, she and associate editor Matthew Phipps discussed her design process, her inspiration, and (of course) her budget. At the time, she was working on a production of The Tempest....
Online Exclusive: “The Robo-Caller’s Lonesome Wife; or, Women Who Don’t Love Shoes *That* Much … Carrie Bradshaw, the Police Department, and a Telemarketing Scheme,” by Susann Cokal.

Online Exclusive: “The Robo-Caller’s Lonesome Wife; or, Women Who Don’t Love Shoes *That* Much … Carrie Bradshaw, the Police Department, and a Telemarketing Scheme,” by Susann Cokal.

“Well, I imagine the Robo-Caller thinking (and the campaign manager behind him), at least a shoe sale is safe. When they’re shopping for shoes, they aren’t off fomenting dissent and organizing the masses. Let the girls have their shoes … and then give money to the police…. No force is more responsible for this image of women...
Online Exclusive: “My Good Name,” by Christine Gelineau: Ego surfing turns up an evil double.

Online Exclusive: “My Good Name,” by Christine Gelineau: Ego surfing turns up an evil double.

Have you ever Googled your own name just to see what comes up? Of course you have — haven’t we all? It’s called “ego surfing,” but isn’t it also prudent to see what your online self is up to? My name is unusual enough that typically the sites that come up actually do refer to me, or...
Share This Poem: "Archeology," by Jill Dery.

Share This Poem: “Archeology,” by Jill Dery.

“Late at night we’d waken— someone hooting, scotch glass clinking, hi fi needle at the end and rasping.”   Welcome to a cocktail party hosted by poet Jill Dery’s parents, circa 1960. You can print out the broadside here–or scroll down to see the poem in plain format. May the spirit of Sinatra smile upon...