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"Fifty Shades of Grey"

What This Nice Guy Wishes He'd Said On All His Past Dates

Joe Seldner | Posted 10.30.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

I've written before that I used to go on a lot of dates, and I've written more recently that I think I'm a pretty nice guy. Those two things -- one fact, one personal opinion -- converged over the years in my not saying some things on dates that I probably should have said. Here are a few of those:

Grey Tones

Amor a la Mexicana | Posted 10.20.2015 | Style
Amor a la Mexicana

Is anyone else obsessed with grey tones? I know I am. Grey is the new black. This color is taking over my closet and I can't seem to stay away. Here I paired my newest skinny jeans with a grey longline slit t-shirt.

What This 50-Something Discovered At A Sex Toy Party

Deborah Gaines | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

I recently went to a novelty party, which is like a Tupperware party, but with sex toys. A bunch of women get together in somebody's living room, drink enough wine to float the Titanic off its iceberg, and watch a sales rep -- one of the moms from the carpool line -- hawk the latest in 'pleasure accessories.'

Yes, It's Okay To Read Erotica In Public

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts

Sitting in seat 6A, uncomfortably close to the passenger in 6B, I pulled a book out of my carry-on and began reading before takeoff. 6B, it seemed, w...

Dakota Johnson Poses Topless For Another Magazine Cover

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment

Dakota Johnson is Another magazine's latest cover girl.  The actress appears on not one but three different covers for the mag, one of which show...

In "Married Sex: A Love Story," It's Not Cheating If Your Spouse Is There. (Then It Gets Complicated)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Why do couples get divorced? They cite all manner of reasons, but in the end, I believe it comes down to sex: interest withers, or someone cheats. How might a couple prevent a divorce? I thought: What if they made an agreement --- if you're tempted to cheat, bring that person home.

Was E.L. James Really Bullied on Twitter?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Instead of being a lovefest or a cyber tea party, #AskELJames turned into a free-for-all where critics of all kinds told James what they thought of her books and her writing. The responses prompted this furious denunciation from Rice, an author I admire.

EL James' Twitter Q&A Did Not Go Well To Say The Least

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of EL James. The hashtag "AskELJames" trended nationwide as the "Fifty...

16 Fascinating Things We Learned About Christian Grey From 'Grey'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon & Maddie Crum | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts

Like Jean Rhys, author of the classic Jane Eyre spinoff Wide Sargasso Sea, E.L. James has tasked herself with the job of writing an entire novel expla...

Was The Unreleased 'Fifty Shades' Book Stolen From Its Publisher?

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

This probably isn't the kind of bad behavior E.L. James fans want to read about. Police are currently investigating the disappearance of a copy of ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Parody To Star Marlon Wayans

AP | By LAURI NEFF | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — What do you get when you take one of the year's biggest box office hits — "Fifty Shades of Grey" — and turn it over to funny man...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Be Re-Told From Christian Grey's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

E.L. James really knows how to stretch out a story, doesn't she? On Monday, the Fifty Shades of Grey author announced via Instagram that she'll be ...

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

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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.20.2015 | 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 06.16.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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? | 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...