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Jane Austen Apparently Made Up Two Fake Marriages, For The Lulz

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.22.2017 | Arts

Jane Austen, for many today, is practically synonymous with demure romance and traditional marriage. Documents turned up by the Hampshire County Counc...

Jane Austen Has Become An Alt-Right Icon, Somehow

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 03.20.2017 | Arts

Life as a Jane Austen fan can be, occasionally, infuriating. Male classmates deride her as subliterary fluff, pop culture uses her as a shorthand for ...

In Praise Of Women Who’ve Explored — And Conquered — On Foot

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

In Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, Lizzy Bennett scandalizes her norm-abiding acquaintances when she walks three miles through rain and mud to tend...

Your Favorite Book Characters Are As Real As You Feel They Are

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts

For readers who really dive into a book, it can be difficult to accept that the characters within are mere constructs of ink on paper. Perhaps you’v...

Behold The First 'Historically Accurate' Portrait Of Mr. Darcy

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.13.2017 | Arts

For a novel originally titled First Impressions, Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice spends little time describing what one of its principal characters,...

Jane Austen: She Wrote Novels And Left Behind Mysteries

Michael Levin | Posted 02.01.2017 | Travel
Michael Levin

It sounds like the plot of a Jane Austen novel. A young woman living in the English countryside of the early 19th century falls in love with a young ...

WATCH: Interview with Kate Beckinsale for "Love & Friendship"

Zorianna Kit | Posted 12.02.2016 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

This week the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The Jane Austen comedy Love & ...

Famous Things Four Famous Authors Never Said

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.10.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a treasure trove of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take...

Rolling With Laughter At Bedlam's 'Sense and Sensibility'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility provides the source for the hilarious, entertainment, Sense and Sensibility, in a sassy theatrical productio...

Reading Bobby, Arlene and Jane

Sara Davidson | Posted 07.21.2016 | Home
Sara Davidson

I found the video on YouTube: Bobby Kennedy speaking to a rally of black people in Indianapolis in 1968, on the night Martin Luther King was shot. Bo...

Love And Friendship

Francis Levy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Arts
Francis Levy

There has been much talk about the manipulativeness and seductiveness of the Jane Austen character, Lady Susan, who Kate Beckinsale portrays in Love &...

Bill Maher Says 'Pride And Prejudice' Won Out In UK's Brexit Vote

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 06.25.2016 | Comedy

Bill Maher turned to Jane Austen to explain the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union. The "Real Time with Bill Maher" host referenced...

Love As Bloodsport

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.19.2016 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

Jane Austen has long been an iconic author, of course, but at the moment she's enjoying a triple exposure on the page, screen, and stage. In Love & F...

Best-Selling Author Writes Romance Novel To Prove She's Superior

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.24.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld has been getting beaten up by romance writers and readers because she's said that most romance novels are badly written. T...

What 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies' Tells Us About Women And Marriage

The Huffington Post | Tricia Tongco | Posted 02.15.2016 | Arts

Jane Austen’s novels are no strangers to film adaptations. You’ve probably seen at least a couple of the many movies that make up that rocky histo...

Nothing Sacred -- Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 02.05.2017 | Arts
Eric Uhlfelder

There's rarely anything sacred in Bedlam productions. Director Eric Tucker has taken theatre away from its traditional focus on dialogue and stage, f...

Attention to Detail in Manners and Murder

George Heymont | Posted 02.06.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

In 20 minutes of coming attractions (not to mention a James Bond-style commercial for beer), I saw more money poured into glamorizing explosives, weaponry and commercialized violence than I'd witnessed in quite some time.

Aisle View: Scintillating Sense (& Sensibility)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.04.2017 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Dear olde Miss Austen, who died in 1817 uncelebrated and unknown (her books having initially been published anonymously), is said to have enjoyed playing at theatricals in the family living room.

7 Reasons We Still Love Mr. Darcy

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 01.29.2017 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

He's rich, powerful, noble, and very good looking. He is beloved by women around the world who continue to admire and ardently love him. He remains one of the most adored romantic heroes ever--not bad for a bloke who is over 200 years old.

Whit Stillman Trades Jane Austen Debates For A 'Lady Susan' Adaptation

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.29.2016 | Entertainment

Whit Stillman is a Sundance success story. His debut movie, "Metropolitan," soared out of the 1990 festival toward critical glory, an Oscar nomination...

Yo, Tolstoy! You See What Andrew Davies Did With War and Peace? Relax. Give Jane Austen a Call

David Hinckley | Posted 01.23.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Leo Tolstoy might have been surprised by a few of the scenes in the new television adaptation of War and Peace, just as Jane Austen might have been surprised 20 years ago by a few scenes in the 1995 television version of Pride & Prejudice.

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

Common Sense Media | Posted 01.07.2017 | Parents
Common Sense Media

From sweet children's classics to edge-of-your seat dystopian thrillers to swoon-worthy romances, movie adaptations of kids' and teen books in 2016 are likely to be big box-office draws for families. If you or your kids like to read 'em before you see 'em, here's a list to help you get ready between January and next Christmas.

Addicted to Audio

Joseph Olshan | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home
Joseph Olshan

In the last few years I've become dependent on audiobooks to the point that now I'm often listening to novels more than I'm reading them. According to the New York Times, audiobook sales were up 38% in 2015, and more and more people are binge listening.

Modern Film Adaptations Of Jane Austen, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.16.2015 | Arts

Dec. 16 is Jane Austen’s 240th birthday, and in the past two centuries, her seminal novels have been read and reread passionately by generations. Mo...

Author Celebrates "Badass" Birthday Girl, Jane Austen

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 12.13.2016 | Home
Annie L. Scholl

The late English novelist, Jane Austen, would have been 240 on Dec. 16. Here, Lisa Pliscou, author of Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer (Wyatt-MacK...