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The latest updates on COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • 1,840 Minnesotans hospitalized due to COVID, metro hospitals nearly full
  • Experts concerned about another surge after Thanksgiving travel, gatherings
  • MDH expects to see potential impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on hospitalizations in 2-4 weeks
  • Moderna asking regulators to OK its vaccine
  • Minnesota hits another record in COVID-19 deaths over holiday weekend

Gov. Tim Walz held a news conference Monday afternoon to give an update on COVID-19 after a holiday weekend that health officials fear will prompt a new surge in the virus.

“I want to thank everyone who made that effort to socially distance, to stay with your family,” Walz said.

The governor said they knew Thanksgiving would be “a tough weekend and the numbers seem to show that.”

The governor reminded Minnesotans that the state saw a new single-day record in deaths over the weekend.

“When we passed 101 deaths for one day, it’s very shocking to the system, and for each of those families who lost someone,” Walz said.

Gov. Walz said he and Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Commissioner Jan Malcolm plan to begin offering deep-dives on the data every Monday as the virus surges.

Walz said that there is always a data lag between new cases, new hospitalizations and new deaths.

“Where are we at in that process?” he said. “If the direction is going from 5% positivity to 15% positivity, obviously that’s going the wrong way.”

RELATED: Thanksgiving weekend wraps up with busiest air travel day since March

Minnesota is in the midst of a four-week pause on social gatherings, dine-in restaurant service and other restrictions Gov. Walz implemented ahead of Thanksgiving. Despite federal and local official recommendations to stay home over the holiday weekend, on Sunday the U.S. saw its busiest air travel day since the pandemic began.

Commissioner Malcolm called the record 101 deaths announced Friday “startling.” Because there was no data reported Thursday, on Thanksgiving, that number reflected the deaths that were recorded on Wednesday.

Malcolm said that it’s important to zoom out and look at high-level trends in the data, especially on days like Monday, which showed a relatively low total of 15 deaths.

“It’s human nature for all of us to really glom onto that daily data and look for significance in a given day’s number, especially when it’s progress,” Malcolm said. “But we do need to look at each day in the context of trends.”

She pointed out that though 2020 seems long, it’s been only nine months since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Minnesota.

“This remains a very new virus,” Malcolm said. “And while we’ve learned a lot, there is still much more to learn.”

Malcolm talked through some of the peaks and valleys of the pandemic thus far in Minnesota.

“We went over the 300,000 case mark this past weekend,” she said. That only took two weeks after hitting 200,000 cases, and Malcolm said Minnesota is likely to hit 400,000 case in the next couple of weeks.

Malcolm said that “things that seemed relatively safe even in August, or even in early October” are now much more risky going into December.

The commissioner said that it remains to be seen if Minnesota is coming down from a peak, or if the state and the country are just in a “wave pattern.”

While the test positivity rate is increasing, Malcolm said hospitalizations and deaths have also seen a sharp increase.

“More than a third of Minnesota counties have now had case rates of over 100 weekly cases per 100,000 people,” Malcolm said. The high-risk threshold for rapid rate of growth is 10 per 100,000.

The number of people admitted to the hospital since mid-October has tripled, Malcolm said, “far overshadowing” what Minnesota saw in May.

“There are many who will need extra care for serious illness and many having long-term health effects,” Malcolm said. “If any of us gets COVID and we don’t get seriously ill, we can still pass it onto someone who does get seriously sick or even die.”

Malcolm said that people not taking the virus seriously because they see themselves as low risk “is a gamble that we and the people we love may end up regretting.”

Minnesota hospitals are seeing “real capacity constraints” and a lot of pressure from all the COVID-19 admissions.

“It’s becoming more difficult and (they’re) needing to move patients farther and farther away from their homes to get the level of care they need,” Malcolm said. “Many of them are at or almost at capacity recently.”

That capacity problem is not just caused by a lack of available beds, Malcolm clarified, but with a lack of health care workers to staff them.

Malcolm also warned that the high rates of community spread are beginning to overflow into long-term care facilities.

“We see cases trending up” in all different types of assisted living facilities, Malcolm said. She said assisted living facilities had over 4,000 resident cases as of Nov. 29.

Malcolm said that with the recent growth in cases, Minnesota is likely to continue seeing an increase in deaths in the upcoming weeks.

“This is the worst spot we’ve been in since March, and that’s what the data tells us,” she said. “We know that COVID-19 is a major problem all across the country. Even so, the upper Midwest has been hit particularly hard these recent weeks.”

Malcolm said that while Minnesota was once doing better than many other states, “unfortunately that’s now changed.” Minnesota’s rate of case growth means it now has more cases per population than New York, Florida, Arizona or Texas.

“We are a hot spot,” she said.

Malcolm urged Minnesotans to refrain from gathering for the holidays, knowing that the restrictions will not last forever.

“We now know that there is light at the end of this tunnel,” she said. “We know that we can look forward to better days in 2021. But we want to get to that point as quickly, and with as many of our fellow Minnesotans not only alive, but healthy, as we can.”

MDH expects any potential impact of Thanksgiving gatherings to be felt on hospitalizations in two to four weeks, Malcolm said.

“For those who did gather, we would obviously urge people to keep close track of their symptoms and consider getting a test five to seven days after you had that gathering,” she said. “People can then isolate and quarantine as needed.”

Hospitals keep reinforcing that “really there is no breaking point” in their conversations with MDH about capacity, Malcolm said.

“They will continue to adjust every day, every shift as they need to,” she said. “But what it does mean is that care that can be deferred, gets deferred. … Our systems are working just incredibly hard to make the most of the capacity that they have.”

Malcolm said that hospitals will continue to treat the most urgent cases, but that will come at the cost of deferring less urgent care, and moving people farther and farther away from home in order to find that care for them.

Walz said that “anecdotally” it looks like Minnesotans did fairly well staying home for Thanksgiving, while travel numbers nationwide were high.

“I think the guidance around Thanksgiving is going to be very similar around Christmas,” he said. In the next four weeks, Walz said, he does not anticipate enough of an improvement in the circumstances for that to change.

Walz said he believes that getting the vaccine distributed will take months, into March and April, even if it starts rolling out by the end of the year.

Gov. Walz addressed a question about allowing cocktails-to-go for struggling bars and restaurants, saying that it’s an issue that should be handled by the state legislature instead of an executive order. Walz said he would support them if they came to an agreement on it.

Walz said Minnesota is actively working on a plan for ethical vaccine distribution. Commissioner Malcolm added that the state will have a role in “customizing” the federal guidelines, but there will be a framework coming down from the federal government.

MDH has asked the federal government to make that framework as specific as possible “in the interest of time,” Malcolm said.

Hospitals in the Twin Cities metro are nearly full as health care workers brace for another potential surge of COVID-19 patients stemming from holiday gatherings.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 5,801 new COVID cases and 15 more deaths from the virus on Monday.

That brings the total number of cases in Minnesota since the pandemic began to 318,763, and the number of fatalities to 3,593.

MDH keeps track of both PCR test results and antigen test results. Of Monday’s 5,801 new cases, 5,493 were from PCR tests – considered “confirmed” cases – and 308 were from antigen tests, considered “probable” cases.

As of Sunday, the most recent numbers available, 1,840 hospital beds across Minnesota were in use by COVID-19 patients. Three hundred ninety-two of those were in the ICU. So far 16,791 of Minnesota’s total coronavirus cases have been hospitalized, 3,779 of those requiring intensive care.

Public MDH data shows 25 ICU beds and 100 total non-ICU hospital beds currently available in the metro. Although that’s more than the three ICU beds available in northwestern Minnesota and the four available in south central Minnesota, it’s a much smaller percentage of total beds. In the metro, that means only 3.6% of ICU beds are currently open, and 2.7% of regular hospital beds. More hospital capacity data can be found on the MDH website.

Health officials in Minnesota and nationally have warned of another COVID-19 surge and further strain on the hospital system, after many families and friends were expected to gather for Thanksgiving despite recommendations from federal and state health officials to do otherwise.

The most common cause of transmission for Minnesota COVID-19 cases is community spread with no known contact with a case, making up 58,433 of the cases. People who had known contact with a case represent 52,221 cases.

Health officials are still working to find the source of transmission for 135,522 cases, a number that has kept growing as the rate of case growth has risen.

Hennepin County has the most cases in the state with 67,336 and 1,116 deaths from the virus, followed by Ramsey County with 28,256 cases and 505 deaths. Anoka and Dakota Counties have recorded 22,583 and 22,414 cases respectively.

Young adults remain the age group with the most coronavirus cases, a fact that led Gov. Tim Walz to target recent restrictions at the places where those people are believed to be gathering. As of Monday, 34,122 cases had been confirmed among people ages 20-24, with only two deaths in that group.

The Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services (WDHS) reported 3,831 new cases Sunday, bringing the total number of cases statewide to 384,701.

Health officials reported 22 new deaths on Sunday as the total number of fatalities in Wisconsin rose to 3,307, which is approximately 0.9% of those testing positive for the virus.

Due to high case numbers, Gov. Tony Evers issued a new emergency order mandating indoor face coverings on Friday, Nov. 20 that will last 60 days.

On Oct. 6, Gov. Evers’ administration issued a new order limiting the size of public indoor gatherings to 25% of capacity, to stem the spread of COVID-19. That order was struck down on Oct. 13 by a judge in Sawyer County. The order was reinstated on Oct. 19 by a Barron County judge, but on Oct. 23, a Wisconsin appeals court put a hold on the order.

Wisconsin health officials say a total of 16,999 people have been hospitalized from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, about 4.4% of the total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus.

Of the confirmed cases in Wisconsin, 20% involve people between the ages of 20 to 29, 16% are between 30 and 39, 15% are between 50 and 59, and 14% are 40 to 49. An estimated 11% are between 10 and 19, and another 11% are between 60 and 69.

As of Sunday, Milwaukee County reported the largest number of confirmed cases with 67,831, along with 735 deaths. Dane County has reported 27,236 confirmed cases and 80 deaths, Waukesha County has reported 25,944 confirmed cases and 195 deaths, and Brown County has reported 22,536 cases and 137 deaths.

A more detailed breakdown of cases by county can be found on the DHS website.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) reported 8,953 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, along with 57 new deaths.

MDH’s COVID-19 case definition was recently updated to include antigen testing. Previously, cases were only reported through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. Positive PCR test results are considered confirmed cases, while positive antigen test results are considered probable cases.

MDH will combine these totals for its death, hospitalization and demographic reporting. The department will report the numbers separately for some other areas, like newly reported cases and total cases by county of residence.

Sunday’s new case total includes 8,680 confirmed cases and 273 probable cases.

The total number of Minnesotans who have tested positive for the virus since the pandemic began is now 312,969 with 6,366 of those as antigen test results.

MDH says 57 new deaths from the virus were reported which pushes the total number of fatalities in Minnesota to 3,578.

To date, 16,643 Minnesotans have been hospitalized with the coronavirus since the pandemic started, with 3,750 of them needing care in the ICU.

MDH reports that 265,223 people once diagnosed with the virus have recovered enough that they no longer need isolation.

Of those who have tested positive, people between the ages of 20-24 account for the most cases with 33,637 cases and two deaths, and ages 25-29 follow with
28,711 cases and four deaths. Those between 85 and 89 years old account for the highest number of fatalities in one age group with 665 out of 3,924 cases.

In terms of likely exposure to the coronavirus, MDH says 57,411 cases were the result of community transmission with no known contact with an infected person, and 51,306 had known contact with a person who has a confirmed case.

A total of 24,449 cases involved exposure in a congregate living setting, 5,230
were in a corrections setting, and 516 were in a homeless shelter. MDH data shows 14,930 were linked to an outbreak outside of congregate living or health care.

MDH says 18,473 cases were linked to travel. Health care workers or patients account for 8,080 of diagnosed COVID-19 cases. The source of transmission for 132,574 cases is still unknown or missing.

MDH has prioritized testing for people in congregate care, hospitalized patients and health care workers, which may impact the scale of those numbers. However, now MDH is urging anyone who is symptomatic or even asymptomatic to be tested. Testing locations can be found online.

Hennepin County has the most COVID activity in the state with 65,127 cases and 1,115 deaths, followed by Ramsey County with 27,106 cases and 505 deaths, Dakota County with 21,636 cases and 190 deaths, and Anoka County with 21,081 cases and 228 deaths.

Full data, including a breakdown of PCR and antigen test totals in some categories, can be found on MDH’s website.

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Can the ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot Keep Up with Fashion’s Woke Evolution?

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It’s been nearly 20 years since Carrie Bradshaw, the protagonist and narrator of the HBO series “Sex and the City,” (SATC) described her penchant for wearing “ghetto gold” to her three equally white girlfriends at brunch as “fun”—not the aesthetic that she envisioned for her engagement ring.

“How can I marry a guy who doesn’t know which ring is me?” she bemoaned after finding a pear-shaped sparkler affixed to a yellow gold band, tucked away in her boyfriend’s belongings.

Though it was a cringe-worthy moment in 2001—and one of many from the show that routinely used gay men as campy comedic props and fetishized Black men, to its overall lack of diversity despite famously being set in New York City, which the show’s actresses often described as the “fifth character”—it didn’t deter millions of rabid fans from tuning into the show the following week to watch Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte on their quest for love, success and Manolos in the Big Apple.

More than 10 million viewers watched the show’s final episode three years later, and the subsequent films, 2008’s “Sex and the City” and “Sex and the City 2” in 2010, went on to rake in a total of more than $713 million.

Audiences in 2021, however, may not be as generous—or uneducated. When the show’s star Sarah Jessica Parker announced on her Instagram account earlier this month that a new chapter in the SATC saga called “And Just Like That…” is going into production this spring, the news was met with cautious optimism.

On one hand, the show, which will follow three of the four original characters—Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte—“as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s,” may be the kind of nostalgic romp that homebound viewers devour. A respite, perhaps, for restless viewers who are in fact navigating their own complicated realities of life and friendship in a pandemic.

On the other hand, the world is in an entirely different state of mind, especially in regard to one of the show’s biggest legacies: fashion.

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement in 2020 was the catalyst for an overdue reckoning in the fashion industry, and brought to light the ugly experiences rooted in racism many Black people have encountered while trying to survive in the business. In turn, the movement drove many fashion brands to recalibrate how they address diversity within their companies, promote inclusivity in their campaigns and communicate their messages with sensitivity. BLM also sparked online conversations about intersectional environmentalism and cultural appropriation, educating consumers about the deeper impact of their purchases.

SATC’s cultural exploitation problem didn’t start or stop with “ghetto gold.”

It was on full display in the second film, which took the four friends to Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s conservative capital, in an effort to escape their hectic—or in the case of Carrie, increasingly humdrum—New York City lives. The plot line teed up an endless parade of unfortunate opportunities to flash nonsensical wealth and more tone-deaf fashion choices like headdresses and harem pants, not to mention Carrie’s bewilderment when she finds out that shoes sold at a souk cost just $20. Shocking.

The Sex and the City reboot tees up an unique chance for TV to influence fashion in a positive new direction.

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Years later in an interview at a New York Magazine event, Parker said, “I can see where we fell short on that movie, and I’m perfectly happy to say that publicly.” These issues, however, will need to be rectified for the new show to stand a chance because woke fans and influential industry watchdogs, like Diet Prada and Saint Hoax, will be watching, and maybe even salivating and the chance to catch and call out the next big blunder.

“Many of the people I’ve talked to have said ‘I’ll watch it, but…,’” Benjamin Ayer, lead consultant for Benjamin Bellwether, said of the mixed reception to news of the reboot.

“The short of it is that the movies, especially the second one, really marked a point of seemingly no return,” the trend forecaster said. “The second movie has some real pain points for people who saw it as reductive to feminism and diversity; and, that’s on top of complaints that the show, in general, was too white and too materialistic.”

With doubts like these, the reboot runs the risk of becoming another successful “hate-watch” anomaly of the pandemic entertainment landscape, like the Netflix series “Emily in Paris,” which viewers binged last fall only to trade online gripes about the show’s unrealistic portrayal of fashion on an entry-level PR salary. (Though it didn’t stop style-hungry watchers from emulating some of the show’s key style moments, like red berets.) The show, it bears noting, was styled by Patricia Field, the iconic New York City stylist who coined the signature looks of SATC’s characters.

“With conversations around inclusivity growing louder, there will be pressure on the SATC reboot to be diverse and woke,” said Kayla Marci, an analyst for retail market intelligence platform Edited. “However, efforts need to be collaborative, well-researched and authentic to avoid coming off as insincere and tokenistic. As some episodes and parts of the movies were problematic, there is an opportunity to learn from these past mistakes.”

Positive influence

That’s not to say that “And Just Like That…” is doomed before its first fitting.

Rather, experts say the show’s creators and costume department have a chance to sway fashion in a new positive direction. SATC, after all, debuted 12 years before the first ’gram was ever posted. It influenced fashion through the original small screen, television, requiring viewers to come back each week at the same time, Sunday at 9 p.m. EST, for 94 episodes over the course of six years—an ask that seems unreasonable in the instant-gratification age of streaming.

Integral to this change, according to Caroline Vazzana, stylist, influencer and author of Making It in Manhattan: The Beginner’s Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the World of Fashion, will be more diversity behind-the-scenes—from the writing room to the wardrobe truck. More diverse view points on the set will help ensure that the show puts its best foot forward, she said.

The reboot also presents an opportunity to tap into a more mature millennial mindset and, perhaps, reinvigorate how viewers look at their own closets after months of wearing sweats. It may even inspire new loungewear or face-mask trends, Vazzana noted, if the show is set during coronavirus times.

Ayer lauds SATC for how it wielded fashion as a means to express the characters’ personalities and emotions. Field’s ability to build characters through silhouette, color, pattern and accessory choices—many of which went on to become global trends like Carrie’s tulle skirt from the opening credits, the horseshoe necklace she wore throughout season four or her silk corsages in season three—gave consumers the green light to be playfully experimental with their own look.

Manolos and a vintage fur—two Carrie Bradshaw signatures

“I’ve talked to so many women and gay men alike who felt they could be [bolder] in their fashion statements, especially in New York City,” because of the show, Ayer said.

Whether it was pairing two different colors of the same shoe style, like Carrie did when the ladies ventured to Los Angeles in season 3, or making strong shoulders sexy again à la Samantha, Field showed viewers how to mix and match and take risks. This adventurous approach to fashion filtered into street style, which became just as important as runway styling, Ayer added, and made designers who were once only on the tips of the tongues of in-the-know fashionistas, new household names.

Brands such as Manolo Blahnik, Fendi, Dior, Vivienne Westwood and Tiffany are just some of the labels still synonymous with the franchise, Marci said, as well as specific products like Fendi’s baguette bags and Manolo Blahnik’s Hangisi pump, which Big—a character that was likened to Donald Trump in a positive way early on in the series—used in lieu of an engagement ring to propose to Carrie in the first film. (Editor’s note: shoes, apparently, are a more acceptable symbol of love than “ghetto gold” jewelry.)

Woke fans and fashion industry watchdogs will be watching to see if the Sex and the City reboot can address diversity in an authentic way.

A Bergdorf Goodman window display featuring items from “Sex and the City: The Movie”

Since the show ended, Marci said many fashion houses have been reshaped by new creative directors at the helm of Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Givenchy and Bottega Veneta. “These legacy brands’ redefined looks are very much in line with Carrie’s feminine and eccentric aesthetic, Miranda’s clean and minimal, and Charlotte’s polished and preppy one,” she said.

The next show, however, has an opportunity to elevate lesser known designers and brands into the spotlight. In addition to the big names that everyone is expecting to see, Marci noted that cult darlings coveted by today’s consumer, like Ganni, Marine Serre or The Vampire’s Wife, would be a welcome addition.

“I’d love to see airtime given to designers spearheading environmental change like Gabriela Hearst and Stella McCartney, or labels that champion inclusivity like Fenty, Prabal Gurung or Christian Siriano, as well as see SATC use its enormous and powerful platform to showcase emerging BIPOC designers,” she said.

Ayer shared that sentiment, adding that the show’s stylists should “reward” high-fashion brands who are embracing diversity on their runways and look books, like Erdem, Balmain, Carolina Herrera, Collina Strada and Ferragamo, with placement on the show.

“The show has the power to elevate designers, and [it] should take that power seriously,” Ayer said. “It would be great to see the same fashion independence that Field brought to the cast of SATC to represent the new fashion industry. The one where sustainability matters, ethics matter, behavior matters.”

His top picks for the characters include “modern” and “powerful” looks by Fear of God for Miranda, classic and modern pieces by Wales Bonner and Andrew Gn for Charlotte and No Sesso and Threeasfour for Carrie’s fearless style. As the shows main trendsetter, Carrie, he added, should be “mixing her vintage fashion with new pieces from local, Black-owned, queer-owned, minority-owned and future-minded brands.”

Brooklyn-based and vice president-approved designer Christopher John Rogers is high on Vazzana’s list of designers whose work should make a cameo. “Christopher John Rogers would be epic and so beautiful for Carrie to be wearing around New York City,” she said.

Christopher John Rogers RTW Spring 2021

The reboot could bring good fortune to local talent. With the show celebrating the city, Marci said it would be great to see New York talent spotlighted. Fendi baguette bags could be traded for a ‘Bushwick Birkin,’ the nickname of Telfar’s in-demand unisex tote, or Carrie could swap her infamous Dior newspaper-print dress for Duckie Confetti’s money robe, she suggested.

A reflection of the times

Another common inducer of eye rolls about SATC was its unrealistic portrayal of wealth. The same lavish fashion that lured people to their TV sets each week also alienated some—particularly New Yorkers who knew the improbability of a local newspaper sex columnist being able to afford Carrie’s Upper East Side abode, endless closet and buzzing social life.

“This fantastical approach to luxury is what made the fashion in the show so iconic because it was very aspirational, yet unbelievable, that these ‘everyday women’ could afford to be head-to-toe in high-end designers every day,” Marci said. Following an economic crisis like the one brought on by the global pandemic, it will be important to balance the fantasy element with reality, she added.

While longtime fans of the show will expect to see a high caliber of designers, SATC must offer a measure of relatability in order to resonate with a new audience, Marci said. “A great way to show luxury in 2021 is to blend designer pieces with more contemporary and affordable brands,” she said. “Given the status of some of the items worn in the show and with sustainability becoming such an urgent and complex issue for the fashion industry, I’d love to see classic outfits re-worn or vintage archival pieces curated.”

The writers bringing the show to life “will have to make sure they reflect the times, and capture the essence of what they started out as: a show that helped normalize the timely female dynamic in mainstream culture,” Ayer added.

But that’s not to say that the ladies can’t catch up on their relationship follies while shopping in The RealReal or in small boutiques that champion diverse designers. Or why not have the characters share pieces, he added, highlighting the ever-growing sharing and rental economy.

“The show is known for the fashion, so represent the times,” Ayer said.

But be authentic

SATC is not the first show from the late ’90s and early aughts to make a recent comeback, but whereas series like “Will & Grace” and “90210” struggled to recreate the magic of their originals, “And Just Like That…” already has social media doing some of the leg work.

It also has Gen Z’s fondness for throwback fashion on its side. “A combination of social media and the revival of ’90s and ’00s fashion has helped keep SATC relevant as well as gain a cult following with a younger generation obsessed with nostalgia for an era they haven’t experienced,” Marci said.

Vazzana pointed out that SATC-themed content performs exceptionally well on TikTok. “Gen Z definitely knows about ‘Sex in the City’… young women and men are still very into that ‘moving to New York City’ mindset,” she said. Do they love the characters and appreciate their style the way older cohorts do? Vazzana isn’t sure. “Gen Z style is very different, but it is not super-eclectic and over-the-top like Carrie is known for,” she said. “Maybe it will  inspire a whole new generation to dress outside the lines.”

But if everyone wanted to “be a Carrie” back in 2004—fans even snapped up “I’m a Carrie” merchandise prior to the show’s finale—Type A Miranda has emerged as the fan-favorite today. “Reopening the SATC series time capsule in the 2020s has led to an internet consensus that Miranda is the coveted character, with attributes and style resonating with young women today,” Marci said, adding that her character is defined as career-driven, proud feminist with a minimal wardrobe.

Additionally, Charlotte, the most traditional character on the show, has become the poster character for political correctness, inspiring the #WokeCharlotte meme, a viral sensation that paired images of prim and proper Charlotte with progressive captions.  The evolution of these characters into today’s world will add to the show’s longevity and its impact on the Gen Z audience, Marci said.

While Ayer said the SATC reboot is really for “millennials and above who loved it the first time around,” as consumers, we are all moved by nostalgic pop-culture phenoms, no matter how we may think we’ve evolved, he added.

“Consumers will always be influenced by entertainment,” Ayer said. “As much as we may fight against it, we are creatures that crave persuasion.”

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Theaters are open at limited capacity and without concession refreshments. The following list includes movies available at local theaters, and movies that are available to watch through online streaming services including: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu, FandangoNow, Apple TV+, YouTube, Disney+, HBO Max and more.

Showing at theaters

• “Supernova” (R): A gay couple are traveling on a road trip, as dementia sets in on one of them. Starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. In theaters, Jan. 29. Available streaming, Feb 16.

• “The Little Things” (R): A search for a serial killer in Los Angeles dredges up the past for a deputy sheriff working on the case. Starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto and Natalie Morales. In theaters and on HBO Max, Jan. 29.

• “Our Friend” (R): Based on the true story of the Teague family and how their lives are upended by the mom’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. Starring Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segel.

• “The Human Factor” (PG-13): A behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years, of how the United States came within reach of pulling off the impossible – securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. Featured negotiators include Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Gamal Helal and Aaron David Miller.

• “One Night in Miami” (R): Four icons of sports, music, and activism – Cassius Clay, (aka Muhammad Ali), Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown – gathered one night in 1964 to celebrate one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, and discuss the responsibility of being successful black men during the civil rights movement. Starring Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Leslie Odom Jr. and Aldis Hodge.

• “The Marksman” (PG-13): A former Marine lives a solitary life as a rancher along the Arizona-Mexican border, until he tries to protect a boy on the run from members of a vicious cartel. Starring Liam Neeson, Katheryn Winnick, Juan Pablo Raba and Teresa Ruiz.

• “Wrath of Man” (R): A man works for an armored truck company in Los Angeles, moving hundreds of millions of dollars. Starring Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Holt McCallany and Josh Hartnett.

• “Monster Hunter” (PG-13): Lt. Artemis and her soldiers are transported to a new world, full of dangerous and powerful monsters. Starring Milla Jovovich, Tony Jaa and Ron Perlman.

• “Pinocchio” (PG-13): Adaption of the classic tale, filmed in Italy. Starring Federico Ielapi, Marine Vacth and Davide Marotta.

• “Wonder Woman 1984” (PG-13): A new chapter in the Wonder Woman story, where Diana Prince lives quietly among mortals in modern world, 1984. Starring Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine and Pedro Pascal. In theaters and available on HBO Max.

• “News of the World” (PG-13): After the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, and crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa people six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Kidd agrees to return the child to her biological aunt and uncle, where the law says she belongs. Starring Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel.

• “Promising Young Woman” (R): Everyone said Cassie was a promising young woman until a mysterious event derailed her future. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs of the past. Starring Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham and Laverne Cox.

• “The Croods- A New Age” (PG): The Croods new animated film finds the prehistoric family looking for a new place to live. They find a walled-in paradise that meets their needs. The only problem is another family already lives there: the Bettermans. Starring Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Emma Stone and Ryan Reynolds. Also streaming on demand.

• “Freaky” (R): Millie Kessler is just trying to survive her senior year of high school when she becomes a victim of The Butcher, the town’s infamous serial killer and his mystical ancient dagger, which causes him and Millie to wake up in each other’s bodies. Millie has just 24 hours to get her body back before the switch becomes permanent. Meanwhile, The Butcher looks like her and takes his appetite for carnage to Homecoming. Starring Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Celeste O’Connor.

• “Fatale” (R): Derrick (Michael Ealy), is a successful sports agent, until a one night stand turns out to be a police detective (Hilary Swank) who entangles him in her latest investigation. In theaters and available on Premium Video On-Demand, (PVOD).

• “The War with Grandpa” (PG): Comedy about a sixth-grader named Peter (Oakes Fegley) who is forced to give up his bedroom when his recently widowed grandfather Ed (Robert De Niro) moves in. Peter tries to drive out grandpa with elaborate pranks, but grandpa resists. Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith. Also starring Christopher Walken, Uma Thurman, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, Laura Marano and Jane Seymour. In theaters and available on Amazon Prime.

Streaming movies

• “The Dig”: Escavators find a wooden ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground on a woman’s estate. Starring Carey Mulligan, Ralph Fiennes, Lily James and Johnny Flynn. Available on Netflix, Jan. 29.

• “Palmer” (R): Former high-school football star Eddie Palmer (Justin Timberlake) returns home to Louisiana after serving 12 years in a state penitentiary. He moves back in with his grandmother, (June Squibb), who raised him and tries to rebuild a quiet life. Complications arise when the hard-living neighbor Shelly (Juno Temple) disappears leaving her 7-year-old son Sam (Ryder Allen) in Palmer’s reluctant care. Available on Apple TV+, Jan. 29.

• “The White Tiger” (R): Based on the best-selling novel of the same name about a poor villager who climbs to success in modern India. Available on Netflix.

• “The Kid Detective” (R): A down-and-out detective teams up with a teenager to solve the mysterious murder of her boyfriend. Starring Adam Brody and Sophie Nelisse. Available on Amazon Prime.

• “Outside the Wire” (R): Sci-fi film about a drone pilot sent into a war zone to help an android officer stop a nuclear attack. Starring Anthony Mackie, Damson Idris and Emily Beecham. Available on Netflix.

• Pieces of a Woman”: A home birth ends in tragedy for a Boston couple, (Martha and Sean). The story centers on Martha as she learns to live with her grief while working through fractious relationships with Sean and her mother along with the publicly vilified midwife, whom she must face in court. Starring Vanessa Kirby, Ellen Burstyn, Shia LaBeouf and Molly Parker. Available on Netflix.

• “Herself” (R): A young mother escapes her abusive husband and fights back against a broken housing system. Starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Ericka Roe.

• “Shadow in the Cloud” (R) A female WWII pilot travels with top-secret documents on a B-17 Flying Fortress and encounters an evil presence on board. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson and Taylor John Smith.

• “The Midnight Sky” (PG-13): Post-apocalyptic tale follows a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop fellow astronauts from returning home to a global catastrophe. Starring George Clooney, Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo. Available on Netflix.

• “Soul” (PG): Pixar Animation Studios’ introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to The Great Before, where souls go before they go to Earth. Also starring voice of Tina Fey. Available on Disney+.

• “Tenet” (PG-13): Action epic from the world of international espionage, directed by Christopher Nolan. It is a co-production between the United Kingdom and United States, filmed on location across seven countries. Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia and Michael Caine.

• “Greenland” (PG-13): A family makes a perilous journey for survival as a planet-killing comet races towards Earth. Starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin. Available on Premium Video On-Demand, (PVOD).

• “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”: During an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago, trailblazing performer Ma Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” engages in a battle of wills with her white producer over control of her music. As the band waits, trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — and spurs his fellow musicians. Starring Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman. Available on Netflix.

• “The Prom” (PG-13): New York City stage stars try to resurrect their new Broadway show that is a major flop, by supporting a small-town, high school student who has been banned by the PTA from attending the prom with her girlfriend. Starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Keegan-Michael Key. Available on Netflix.

• “Songbird” (PG-13): Set in Los Angeles, the world is in its fourth year of lockdown after the COVID-23 virus has mutated. A courier, Nico (KJ Apa), who’s immune to the virus, races to save the woman he loves, Sara (Sofia Carson), from a quarantine camp.

• “Sound of Metal” (R): A heavy-rock drummer suddenly loses his hearing, starring Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke and Mathieu Amalric. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “Wander” (R): Hired to investigate a suspicious death, a private investigator becomes convinced it is linked to the same conspiracy and cover-up that caused his daughter’s death. Starring Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones and Heather Graham.

• “What Lies Below”: Science-fiction thriller about a 16-year-old who returns home from camp to learn that her mother has a mysterious fiancé. Starring Ema Horvath, Mena Suvari, Trey Tucker and Troy Iwata.

• “Minor Premise”: Attempting to surpass his father’s legacy, a reclusive neuroscientist becomes entangled in his experiment, pitting 10 fragments of his consciousness against each other. Starring Sathya Sridharan, Paton Ashbrook, Dana Ashbrook, Purva Bedi and Alex Breaux.

• “Hillbilly Elegy” (R): A Yale Law student goes back to his Appalachian hometown. Starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso and Haley Bennett. Available on Netflix.

• “Lego Star Wars Holiday Special”: An animated sequel set after the events of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Available on Disney+.

• “Iron Mask”: Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger star in this misguided adventure.

• “The Nest” (R): An entrepreneur and his family begin to unravel after moving into an old country manor in England in the 1980s. Starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon and Anne Reid.

• “The Forty-Year-Old Version” (R): A struggling New York City playwright reinvents herself as a rapper. Starring Welker White, Reed Birney and Jacob Ming. Available on Netflix.

• “Echo Boomers” (R): Thriller about disillusioned millennials who break into wealthy homes in Chicago. Starring Patrick Schwarzenegger, Alex Pettyfer and Michael Shannon.

• “The Life Ahead” (PG-13): Set in Italy, Sophia Loren plays a Holocaust survivor who forges a friendship with a young immigrant, who recently robbed her. Based on Romain Gary’s 1975 book “The Life Before Us”. Available on Netflix.

• “2 Hearts” (PG-13): A story about two romances: a college student in love with a classmate, and a wealthy Cuban exile in love with a flight attendant. Starring Jacob Elordi, Tiera Skovbye and Adan Canto. Available on Fandango Now.

• “Infidel” (R): A desperate woman tries to save her husband after he’s kidnapped and put on trial for espionage in Iran. Starring Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan and Hal Ozsan.

• “On the Rocks” (R): A New York woman and her father try to find out if her husband is having an affair. Starring Bill Murray, Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans. Available on Apple TV+.

• “The Witches” (PG): Remake of a 1990 movie based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name about a young orphaned boy who goes to live with his loving grandma in Alabama. The boy and his grandmother encounter deceptively glamorous witches. Starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Chris Rock. Available on HBO Max.

• “Spell” (R): While flying a plane to his father’s funeral in rural Appalachia, an intense storm causes Marquis to lose control of the plane carrying himself and his family. He awakens wounded, alone and trapped in the attic of Ms. Eloise, a Hoodoo practitioner, who claims she can nurse him back to health. Unable to call for help, Marquis tries to break free and save his family from a sinister ritual. Starring Omari Hardwick, Loretta Devine and Andre Jacobs. Available on Fandango Now and Vudu.

• “Borat-Subsequent Movie Film” (R): Kazakh funnyman Borat is released from prison for bringing shame to his country, and then returns to America with his 15-year-old daughter. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova. Available on Amazon Prime Video.

• “Rebecca” (PG-13): Psychological thriller based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel about a newly married young woman who moves into her new husband ’s family estate, battling the shadow of his first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca. Starring Lily James, Armie Hammer and Kristin Scott Thomas. Available on Netflix.

• “The Broken Hearts Gallery” (PG-13): Lucy, a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, saves a souvenir from each past relationship. Starring Dacre Montgomery, Geraldine Viswanathan and Phillipa Soo.

• “The New Mutants” (PG-13): Film based on the Marvel comic series about five young people who demonstrate special powers and are brought to a secret institution to undergo treatments they are told will cure them of the dangers of their powers. Starring Blu Hunt, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Anya Taylor-Joy and Alice Braga.

• “Unhinged” (R): Russell Crowe stars in this psychological thriller that takes road rage to a terrifying conclusion. Rachel (Caren Pistorius) is running late getting to work when she crosses paths with a stranger (Crowe) at a traffic light. Soon, Rachel finds herself and everyone she loves the target of a man who feels invisible and is looking to make one last mark upon the world by teaching her a series of deadly lessons.

• “Cut Throat City” (R): Action heist movie, set in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina devastation. Starring Demetrius Shipp Jr., Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, Eiza González and Wesley Snipes. Available for video rent or to buy.

• “Enola Holmes” (PG-13): Based on the book series by Nancy Springer, the film is set in England, 1884. Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes on her 16th birthday, to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts. Placed under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. Available on Netflix.

• “The Devil All the Time” (R): A young man is devoted to protecting his loved ones in a town full of corruption. Starring Tom Holland II, Bill Skarsgård and Riley Keough.

• “Antebellum” (R): Thriller about a successful author who finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality. Starring Janelle Monáe, Eric Lange and Jena Malone.

• Mulan (PG-13): Live action remake of the 1999 animated Disney film of the same name about Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, who steps in to take the place of her ailing father, to serve in the Imperial Army. Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen and Jason Scott Lee. Available on Disney+.

• “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” (R): Based on novel by Ian Reid, the film stars Jessie Buckley as a young woman who takes a road trip with her boyfriend (Jesse Plemons) to his family farm. Also starring Toni Collette and David Thewlis. Available on Netflix.

• “Bill and Ted Face the Music” (PG-13): Bill and Ted, now middle aged, set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that “only their song can save life as we know it”. They are helped by their daughters and a few music legends. Starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving.

• “The One and Only Ivan” (PG): Disney animated film based on a Newbery Medal-winning book about a gorilla named Ivan, who tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella, starring Angelina Jolie, Sam Rockwell, Danny DeVito and Bryan Cranston. Available on Disney+.

• The Sleepover” (PG): Two siblings learn their mother is a highly trained former thief kidnapped for one last job, and only they can save her. Starring Sadie Stanley, Maxwell Simkins and Ken Marino. Available on Netflix.

• “Project Power” (R): A mysterious new pill on the streets of New Orleans unlocks superpowers unique to each user, but the effects are not known until after taking the pill. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback and Jamie Foxx. Available on Netflix.

• “The Burnt Orange Heresy” (R): Art critic, James Figueras (Claes Bang), has fallen from grace, and goes to work in Milan lecturing tourists about art history. He is contacted by wealthy art dealer Joseph Cassidy (Mick Jagger) who asks him to steal a painting from a reclusive artist, Jerome Debney (Donald Sutherland). Also starring Elizabeth Debicki.

• “The Tax Collector” (NR): Two longtime “tax collectors” for a crime lord face difficulties when a rival crime lord returns to the area, set in Los Angeles. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Bobby Soto and George Lopez.

• “I Used to Go Here” (NR): An author becomes involved in the lives of a group of college students after being asked to speak at her alma mater. Starring Gillian Jacobs, Josh Wiggins and Jemaine Clement.

• “The Secret Garden” (PG): Based on the classic novel written by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Set in England, the film follows a young orphan girl who is sent to live with her uncle, where she discovers a magical garden on his estate. Starring Colin Firth, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx.

• “The Rental” (R): Two couples take a weekend trip at an oceanside getaway rental house and start to suspect the host may be spying on them. Starring Alison Brie, Dan Stevens, Jeremy Allen White, and Sheila Vand. Horror film, directed by Dave Franco.

• “The Kissing Booth 2” (NR): After a romantic summer with her reformed bad-boy boyfriend Elle Evans (Joey King) heads back to high school for her senior year. Also starring Jacob Elordi, Joel Courtney and Taylor Zakhar Perez. Available on Netflix.

• “The Old Guard” (R): A group of immortal mercenaries, led by a warrior, Andy (Charlize Theron), have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. When their extraordinary abilities are exposed, it’s up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to protect their power. Based on the graphic novel by Greg Rucka. Available on Netflix.

— MediaNews Group

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