Candace Bushnell is the best-selling author of Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, Lipstick Jungle and more. Sex and the City was published in 1996 and went on to be the basis for the HBO hit series and two subsequent blockbuster movies
They’re a band born out of heartbreak and contradiction. Their sometimes down-and-out lyrics don’t fit the up-tempo dance pop that gets crowds moving, but somehow it works.
Most musicians have a moment when a song, a piece of music or the sound of an instrument hits them like a lightning bolt. It can lead to a career, or at least a lifetime passion for the profession
FILTHY EMPIRE Heaven’s Basement (Shock) A balls-out honest rocker from a bunch of Brits for whom screeching Slash-style solos and screaming Def Leppard backing vocals aren’t something to hide from your hipster relatives. Rather something to parade around in ripped jeans and cut-off denim jackets
DVA Emika (Ninja Tune/Border) Although Emika’s sophomore album is ostensibly a synth and bass heavy journey out of darkness, it pulsates with a joyful resolution right from the operatic opener Hush Interlude.
Pop star or rugby star Both are careers that most people dream of, but for Christchurch’s Rameka Uitime-Paraki it became a very real choice. The 20-year-old recently dropped out of hit boy-band Moorhouse to pursue his rugby career, just as the band’s fame was taking off on The X Factor.
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Hamburgers are an American passion.
It started this spring. First there was the friend with the uncharacteristic dirty fingernails. Then that confident co-worker swept off the elevator, tossed her tresses and suddenly there was a faint whiff of wood smoke in the air
Chelsea and England captain John Terry is backing striker Didier Drogba even though the Ivorian striker is under-fire for his post-match confrontation with referee Tom Henning following Chelsea’s Champions League exit at the hands of Barcelona. Terry slammed the Norwegian referee and accused UEFA of making a mistake by appointing Henning to the semifinal second leg. Chelsea looked to have set-up a repeat of last year’s Champions League final against Manchester United when Michael Essien put them in front with a 20-yard volley in the ninth minute