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"Fifty Shades of Grey"

Marriage Confession: Our 50 Shades Are More Frayed Than Grey

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 04.22.2015 | Weddings
Jacqueline Wilson

I haven't felt "sexy" in years. It probably sounds sad to some, but I really haven't missed it. I know it's no one's fault but my own. I can't blame my husband for not making me feel sexy when, in truth, I haven't really wanted to feel sexy.

Why I'm Both Sexually Submissive AND A Feminist

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.22.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Being held in just the way you need to be by someone stronger than you are in that moment, being told what to do in the safe context of a mutually agreed upon power exchange, is pretty damn intoxicating. That is what Christian was trying to offer Ana.

Six Warnings About the Film Fifty Shades of Grey

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

Fans defend the film as providing fun, pure fantasy and a community, but as a couples counselor, sex therapist, and teen advisor for decades, I worry about take-away messages from the movie. Here are my warnings.

What's Pain Got To Do With It?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What are we doing to ourselves? When did the act of warm, caramelly, intimate sex become considered so vanilla, so mundane and outdated, that we're pushed to push the odd items into our orifices, with abandon and to our own bodily harm, just to achieve the sensation of pleasure?

2015: Would Hollywood Be Seduced by Marty?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.

How to Know If You're in the Fifty Shades of Grey Stage of Your Life

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
Sybil Adelman Sage

If you're more apt to know people in the Obits than any other section of the paper... if you still read the paper... if you need glasses to do it... this is for you.

Fifty Shades of Whiteness

Jim Downs | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Downs

Only Hollywood would turn sadomasochism, a complicated sexual performance, into a white college girl's extracurricular activity. And only whiteness would allow for the whipping to be seen as elective in a coming-of-age narrative rather than as unavoidable in the violent history of slavery.

Fifty Shades of Grey and the Sexual (Mis)Education of Boys

Jackson Katz | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Jackson Katz

One of the most important goals of gender violence prevention work is to teach boys and young men that violence is not manly, and abuse is not sexy. To the extent that this movie complicates our efforts, it harms not just women. It also does damage to young heterosexual men.

Drive-In Shows 'SpongeBob' Next To 'Fifty Shades'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.19.2015 | Weird News

Some families in Concord, California, turned 50 shades of red when they discovered their local drive-in was playing "SpongeBob SquarePants" simultaneo...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey'-Crazed Teens Storm Theater By The Hundreds

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Weird News

A Florida mall had to change its policies after hundreds of teenagers stormed the movie theater because they wanted to see “Fifty Shades of Grey.”...

Fifty Shades of Things People Don't Want to Face (But Should)

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Control and jealousy form the bedrock of abusive relationships. The fact that Christian Gray may change his ways by the end of the series is truly fantasy, and on that level concerns me even more.

Celebrity Stylist Tips: The Look of Love

Reyne Haines | Posted 04.19.2015 | Style
Reyne Haines

Between Valentine's Day and the debut of "Fifty Shades of Grey" amore is in the air. What better color than red to showcase love and happiness!

Would Someone on This Train Please Tell Me I'm Hot?

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It was time to assume the reading-while-commuting position, something foreign to me since I rarely read on subway cars and never while standing up.

Lolo Jones Doesn't Think God Would Approve Of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.18.2015 | Sports

"Fifty Shades of Grey" might have broken box office records, but that doesn't mean God approves of the film. At least according to Lolo Jones. Jon...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of February 14

Digital Book World | Posted 04.20.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The average price of a best-seller jumps up this week on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, from $6.89 to to $8.05.

Fifty Shades of White, and More...

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Upon entering Shulamit Gallery in Venice, one encounters a subtle, abstract, white on white wall relief by LA artist David Abir. This is another case where it is up to us viewers to count the number of shades of white.

How the Fifty Shades Movie Is Better Than the Book

Em & Lo | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Em & Lo

Before the movie came out, we had a list of 10 ways we hoped the movie would improve upon the book. Let's see how it faired below. Then we'll cover the pleasant surprises and less expected disappointments.

'Fifty Shades' and the Art of Seeing

David Edmund Moody | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
David Edmund Moody

Where Fifty Shades generates a somewhat greater level of interest lies in the tension between the modern ethos of female emancipation and the thoroughly submissive sexual role Anastasia is asked to accept.

Fifty Shades of Equality

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Valerie Alexander

When almost everyone who decides which movies get made are men, and men are the ones writing and directing all of the stories, even stories supposedly about women, we women lose sight of what it looks, feels and sounds like to have our stories told from our perspective.

Domestic Violence Victims Advocate: 50 Shades of Grey Is NOT about Domestic Violence

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 04.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tanya Young Williams

I must respectfully disagree with my fellow domestic violence awareness and victims advocates. I do not think that 50 Shades of Grey glamorizes domestic violence, nor do I think a boycott is warranted.

Here's Proof That Regular People Are Way Kinkier Than 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.17.2015 | Comedy

Christian Grey has nothing on these people. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is completely smashing box office records, so for his latest "Pedestrian Questio...

Stephanie Marcus

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Isn't A Movie About BDSM, And That's A Problem | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 02.16.2015 | Entertainment

Like its source material, the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie is a phenomenon. Sam Taylor-Johnson's much-derided adaptation of E.L. James' more-derided n...

'Fifty Shades' Whips Up Record-Breaking Weekend Box Office Debut

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weeken...

Jessica Simpson And Eric Johnson Recreate 'Fifty Shades'

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 02.15.2015 | Entertainment

Jessica Simpson and husband Eric Johnson clearly know how to turn up the heat. The couple, who wed in July 2014, celebrated their first Valentine's...

A Guide to Using Facebook on Valentine's Day... and Beyond

David Fagin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy
David Fagin

So as a Valentine's Day present, here are three fun examples of how Facebook is adding to the already impossible to solve problem of Love...