Cynthia Nixon – Parting Shot
Newsweek|December 03, 2021
The excitement building for And Just Like That (HBO, december 9), the new chapter of Sex And The City, is palpable; its announcement during the pandemic was almost therapeutic.
By H. Alan Scott

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