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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 04.12.2015 | 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 03.20.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | 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 03.09.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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 03.05.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 03.01.2015 | 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.

A Sex-Positive Feminist Laments '50 Shades of Boredom'

Gracie X | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Gracie X

He's creepy. He's that guy who needs a personality overhaul, the dude who's too controlling, too domineering -- out of bed. You want to dominate me in bed? Be my guest. You want to drive? Here are the keys to my clitoris. But don't pull that controlling crap out of bed.

50 Thoughts on 50 Shades

Lainie Fraser | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Lainie Fraser

Seats were chosen wisely as the film was sure to be a bonding experience with whomever you were near. As the final preview came to an end the excited and nervous chatter quieted, the lights fell dark and the movie began.

12 Sex Toys You Shouldn't Be Without

Renee Fisher | Posted 02.24.2015 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Sex in the far recesses of human history was generally accomplished without the aid of toys or even without the knowledge that what one was engaged in had a name. Gradually, sex became much more sophisticated.

Pat Robertson Tries To Explain 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.24.2015 | Religion

Televangelist Pat Robertson might not seem like your typical "Fifty Shades of Grey" reader nor the type to catch the movie. But he does think he knows...

The Last Five Years' Richard Lagravanese: How Glee Made His Film Possible

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.23.2015 | Arts
Brandon Judell

With The Last Five Years, Lagravanese was aiming small. He wasn't seeking out the mall crowds but that bijou contingent of folks who can tell the difference between Kelli O'Hara and Patti Lupone.

Fifty Shades of Feminism: Hot Sex and the New Fairy Tale

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

This movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, will challenge us. It will be a turning point. It will begin a fight for women in many ways.

'Fifty Shades' Has Massive Drop In Weekend Two

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 02.22.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fifty Shades of Grey" didn't relinquish control of the box office. Universal's erotic drama starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie D...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Tonight, after an interminable build-up, we finally find out who will take home an Oscar -- and who will be forced to smile gamely when someone else's name is called. My can't-miss prediction: there will be at least two Fifty Shades of Grey jokes. Back in the real world, Walmart, the nation's largest employer, announced plans to hike its minimum wage. As the White House tweeted, "Good to see @Walmart raising wages for about 500,000 employees. Now it's time for Congress to #RaiseTheWage." On a sad note, Oliver Sacks announced that he has terminal cancer. He's taught us so much over the years, and continues to do so now about one of life's most challenging subjects: dying. "I feel a sudden clear focus and perspective. There is no time for anything inessential," he writes. "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude." Ours, too -- for this vital and timeless lesson.

Fifty Shades of Blush: Why Is It So Hard to Talk To Kids About Sex?

Deborah M. Roffman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Parents
Deborah M. Roffman

Psychologists tell us that denial is the mind's first defense mechanism against anxiety. So, what exactly, are we so afraid of? And, exactly what kind of harm do we fear?