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"Fifty Shades of Grey"

The Day I Defended Fifty Shades of Grey(!)

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

When I saw this excerpt all over Facebook recently, I had to cry foul. I knew it was fake. As bad a writer as E.L. James is, this isn't her special kind of bad. This is different. It's just a shade more grotesque. And while Christian Grey is lots of things -- none of them interesting -- he doesn't mewl. Maybe the book would have been better if he had.

Risqué Getaways: Top 10 Places to Spice Up Your Love Life

Cheapflights | Posted 05.08.2015 | Travel
Cheapflights

What happens in your boudoir is your business, but if you're noticing that lately things have been more, how should me say it, milder than what you want, then it's time to spice up your love life.

'Honest Trailer' For 'Fifty Shades' Is So Right On

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.06.2015 | Comedy

Will you finally submit to "Fifty Shades of Grey" for its DVD release this week? Check out Screen Junkies' "Honest Trailer" for the movie first. ...

Watch The First Footage From 'Fifty Shades Darker'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

The first teaser for "Fifty Shades Darker" debuts on the Blu-ray version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is available May 8, and features a creepy ma...

Learn the Secrets of Publishing Stardom!

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.30.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Throw out every writer's guide you've ever bought or downloaded. Shred all the notes you ever took at all those writing workshops. Forget everything your writing teachers told you in school. E.L. James, author of the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, has published a writing guide.

50 Shades of "Nay!"

Julia Schemmer | Posted 04.30.2015 | Teen
Julia Schemmer

Unlike most teenagers, I'm not too psyched about the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sequels Get Release Dates

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment

In not-so-shocking news, two "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequels now have release dates for back-to-back Valentine's Day weekends. "Fifty Shades Darker," b...

Fifty Shades of Shame: Playing at Torture

Carla Seaquist | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Fifty Shades of Grey, a tale of sexual bondage that began life as a novel breaking all sales records and print runs, has now taken on extended life by becoming a blockbuster movie, very likely playing at a theatre near you.

Is Psychiatry Getting Kinky?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

So slip into those tight leather jeans. That dog collar would look fetching. Add a piercing in a place your mother wouldn't imagine. Or take your l...

Feeling Grey About Fifty Shades

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 04.16.2015 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

The much-anticipated release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and its novel series precursor struck chords of concern among women's health advocates. While the book sold over 100 million copies worldwide and has been heralded as an erotic romance novel that is sexually liberating, the nature of the protagonists' relationship is troubling because of its multiple aspects of domestic violence.

15 Howlers from Fifty Shades of Grey

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.30.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Like The Deerslayer, it's often very funny, unintentionally so. Here are 15 terrific examples, though going to 50 wouldn't be difficult.

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Sequel Needs A New Director

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

The "Fifty Shades Of Grey" sequel needs a new director, as Sam Taylor-Johnson announced her departure from the franchise late Wednesday night. "Dir...

What Will The Alternate Ending On The 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' DVD Be?

www.vanityfair.com | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment

It doesn’t feel like it’s been all that long since the hot, scalding laser in the midst of this endless, bleak winter that was the "Fifty Shades o...

Emilia Clarke Turned Down 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment

The Khaleesi almost got super kinky. "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke, best known as Daenerys Targaryen, aka Mother of Dragons, aka Breaker of ...

I Watched Fifty Shades of Grey With My Grandmother and Her Senior Center Friends

Chris Peak | Posted 05.20.2015 | Comedy
Chris Peak

Here is what a gang of old ladies had to say during the most sexually explicit movie of the year, broken down into the meaty, good parts. A half-an-hour in, things seemed fine.

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Run! AWOLNATION Run!

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Speaking of which, catch AWOLNATION on the road all spring and summer long -- headlining and playing a bunch of festivals including Bonnarro and Firefly.

Fifty Shades of Funny

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.13.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Fifty Shades of Grey has has become my feel-good book of the year. Whenever I'm tired or depressed, I just pick it up and flip through the pages, and I'm sure to find prose that will make me laugh.

Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Is the Same Story as 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' (Don't Take Your 5-Year-Old.)

Meg Conley | Posted 05.09.2015 | Parents
Meg Conley

If we rail against Fifty Shades of Grey, but then take our daughters to see the Disney's new Beauty and The Beast, we are sending them a horrific message.

Korean 'Fifty Shades' Parody Has Crazy Twist You Won't See Coming

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.07.2015 | Comedy

Now this is kinky. "Saturday Night Live Korea" made the "Fifty Shades of Grey" parody that takes sensuality to an unexpected level. We knew Chri...

Mosaic of a Lady: 5 Super Femme Stories

Mia Kossiavelou | Posted 05.06.2015 | Business
Mia Kossiavelou

How do we tell the story about women today? A portrait, more like a contemporary mosaic, if you will, emerged, of disruptive, brilliant, super femmes from diverse backgrounds around the globe, as I interviewed five women to celebrate International Women's Day.

Fifty Shades of Animal Sex and the Evolution of Sadomasochism

Hal Herzog | Posted 05.05.2015 | Science
Hal Herzog

From an evolutionary point of view, however, sexual attraction to pain would seem to be maladaptive. Pain is, by definition, aversive. It evolved as a signal to get our attention and keep us out of trouble.

'SNL' Skewers 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' In Cut Sketch

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 03.03.2015 | Comedy

"Fifty Shades of Grey" is coming back, and this time, Anastasia is getting a new playroom. In this cut "SNL" sketch, we get a sneak peek of the se...

Shades of Fiction -- Not Reality

Saba Farzan | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Saba Farzan

In an attempt to escape my daily analysis of global foreign policy I turned to another global phenomenon: watching Fifty Shades of Grey.

Melanie Griffith And Don Johnson Reunite For Dakota Johnson's 'SNL' Monologue

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 03.01.2015 | Entertainment

Dakota Johnson's stint as host on "Saturday Night Live" this week was the occasion for a little family reunion. During her opening monologue, Johns...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is a Laff Riot

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

E.L. James writes badly enough to teach young writers a lot. Her novel is filled with negative lessons, especially when it comes to her prose. And it's just hilarious. Here are five of my favorite funny bad lines.