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Walk a Comfortable Mile in All Kinds of Shoes

If you can't make it to the Bata Shoe Museum, then pick up this oddly thrilling explanation of things we already suspect about footwear.

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'Breakfast at Tiffany's': Page vs. Screen

The movie is a classic, but so is the book it is based on. Which one is the ultimate expression of Holly Golightly?

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Your Brain in the Voting Booth

President Obama may not be everything people’s brains deceived them into thinking he was, but he’s who he said he would be all along.

Television

How Much Does an Accurate Location Matter When Watching TV?

Unlike other formats, the sitcom allows us to suspend disbelief because we know this is a set, we know there’s a reason we’ve never actually seen a New York street in Friends, or the fourth wall of an apartment in any show. And we’re okay with that.

Television

Gotta Be 'In Treatment'

Loss is a necessary part of life, sure, but must it be a necessary part of TV?

Television

Brava, Bravo!

Those Bravo executives are tricksters, fooling me into believing familiarity breeds contentment, not contempt. I'm totally hooked.

Film

Precious and Lee Daniels: State of the Race

In adapting author Sapphire's difficult novel for the screen, director Lee Daniels is helping change the way spectators view African American women by deploying stereotypes and then exploding them.

Books

Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurly Brown by Jennifer Scanlon

Scanlon effectively argues that Helen Gurley Brown deserves mention in the same breath as Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan as a pioneering feminist.

Film

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

Books

Semantricks & The Daily Candy Lexicon

Since, like Shakespeare, we ignore the bulk of available words, a few amusing new bon mots isn’t going to clutter the word soup any further. They will certainly help to spice it up, though.

Reviews

Sex and the City: The Movie

There’s more than a hint of disinterment about this movie, as if everyone involved were reinhabiting old skins and discarded personalities, and unable to shake the lassitude of the grave.

Lesley Smith
Film

HBO: The Movie

Michael Patrick King takes about two or three season finales' worth of tears and OMG jawdroppers and whacks them together into a big, sloppy, gooey sundae of a film that is, for better or for worse, just like the show … only longer.

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Sex and the City: The Movie

It's two or three season finales' worth of tears and OMG jawdroppers whacked together into a big, sloppy, gooey sundae of a film that is, for better or for worse, just like the show -- only longer.

Chris Barsanti
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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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Sex and the City

You never see the sex on TBS, whereas HBO promised at least one very racy, very explicit (simulated) sex scene per episode.

Laura Nathan
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Sex and the City

Carrie's romantic life, particularly, had come to resemble the dating equivalent of the Boston Red Sox.

James Oliphant
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Sex and the City

We discover new aspects about sex and female pleasure in nearly every episode of Sex and the City.

Jennifer Bendery and Alison Wong

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