It takes a minute to sink in that Sex and the City , the debut book from Candace Bushnell that spawned the HBO hit series and two movies, was published in — nearly a quarter-century ago. Based on a series of columns she wrote for the New York Observer, the book was a frothy, decadent take on being a young single woman in New York City. Bushnell has written seven books since then, all fiction. Get the news you need to start your day. This time around, she is wary and bruised. By the time you reach middle age, she writes, "some real stuff has happened to you.
In an Aug. Author Candace Bushnell has an update on sex in the city and the Hamptons for single women in their 50s in her new book. This time, Bushnell and her posse are hurtling toward their 60s, dealing with a range of middle-aged problems including broken marriages, second careers and vaginal dryness. Only this time the gang is bigger than Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.
By Anita Singh , Showbusiness Editor. The eagerly-awaited sequel, which opens this week, sees Carrie Bradshaw and co travel to Abu Dhabi on an all-expenses paid trip. There they encounter misogynist attitudes from Middle Eastern men and make jokes about Muslim women wearing the niqab. Kim Cattrall's character, the man-eating Samantha, insists on flouting the Emirates' conservative dress code by wearing skimpy outfits. The Hollywood Reporter 's reviewer, Stephen Farber, said: "The rather scathing portrayal of Muslim society no doubt will stir controversy, especially in a frothy summer entertainment, but there's something bracing about the film's saucy political incorrectness.
The town of Kotzebue sits low on a gravel spit where three rivers meet, 26 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Western Alaska. When year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr disappeared from a playground there in September , search teams used boats to scan the shorelines around Kotzebue Sound, Swan Lake, and Kotzebue Lagoon. They found her body on the tundra. On September 23, the suspect was charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting, and strangling Ashley.