• Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon posing during the third season of Sex and The City. (HBO, via Getty)

    Carried Away

    ‘Sex and the City’ Turns 15

    Advice on life, love, and getting old from the show as it celebrates its 15th anniversary. By Kevin Fallon.

    If a baby was born the day Sex and the City premiered, she would be just old enough now to rock her first pair of Manolos. That’s because June 6 marks the 15th anniversary of the premiere of Sex and the City. As the series transitions to its teenage years, it’s as culturally relevant as ever, with episodes rerunning almost constantly on cable, speculation about a third film always circulating, and fans quoting Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda daily—that is, when they’re not debating which of the four friends they are most like.

    (Or maybe you’re like Shoshanna on Girls, perhaps the most blatant example of Sex and the City’s lasting influence: “I think I’m definitely a Carrie at heart, but sometimes … sometimes Samantha kinds of comes out. And then, when I’m at school, I definitely try to put on my Miranda hat.”)

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  • Reshma Saujani (Girls Who Code)

    The New Feminists

    Beyond Betty Friedan

    Gail Sheehy looks at the new, strategic feminism, as PBS prepares to air the documentary ‘Makers: Women Who Make America’ tonight.

    What would Betty Friedan say, 50 years after publishing The Feminine Mystique, if she were to read Stephanie Coontz in The New York Times Sunday  Review, writing: “The gender revolution is not in a stall. It has hit a wall”?

    Knowing Betty, she would shout for all to hear, “Take to the street!”

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