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Arthur & George: Great Fiction Becomes a Good Enough Miniseries

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.17.2015 | Books
Pamela Feinsilber

The TV production of Arthur & George is also well acted, with wonderful sets, locations, and photography, so enjoy it for what it is. Just go out and read the novel, too.

Pemberley Portraits: A Modern Couple's Take on Pride and Prejudice

Prasanna Ranganathan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Prasanna Ranganathan

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice starts with this classic line: "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Refuse the Oat Cake

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Our show went fine today, and we had about 15 people. There was a brief moment of panic for me, when the pre-show music wasn't playing. There's no way for Glenn and I to communicate once we start the show.

Reading Jane Austen on the Eve of the Singularity

Rick Rosner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Books
Rick Rosner

Right now, we're in a Jane Austen golden age - a brief window of history in which we have the time and resources to form good marriages (or marriage-like arrangements) and before the science fiction future makes relationships fantastically baroque.

How To Spend A Day In The Life Of Your Favorite Fictional Character

Culture-ist | Posted 05.14.2015 | Travel

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.

12 Quotes By People Who Thought Jane Austen Was Kind Of The Worst

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Books

"Suicide is more respectable."

Celebrating Sisterhood at the Hong Kong Arts Festival: The Amahs and Pride and Prejudice

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.12.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Ballet to the People celebrated International Women's Day this year at back-to-back performances of two plays stamped with their own distinctive brands of feminism at the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Dublin's Gate Theatre brought its classic production of Pride and Prejudice to Hong Kong, while the Festival commissioned The Amahs from filmmaker Roger Lee Yan-lam and playwright Wong Wing-sze.

Colin Firth: 'I've Never Owned' Mr. Darcy Role

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment

In 1994, Colin Firth worked for six months on a miniseries called "Pride and Prejudice," based on Jane Austen's novel, playing the iconic role of Mr. ...

Claire Fallon

Modern Film Adaptations Of Jane Austen, Ranked | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.20.2014 | Books

Dec. 16 is Jane Austen’s 239th birthday, and in the past two centuries, her seminal novels have been read and reread passionately by generations. Mo...

7 Off-the-Wall Literary Gifts

Beth Bartlett | Posted 02.10.2015 | Books
Beth Bartlett

Why be subtle when you can be sassy and weird? Tap directly into their favorite bookish fandom with one of these unusual offerings.

Bedlam Overtakes Jane Austen, While F. Scott Fitzgerald Sings

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

New York theatergoers with an adventurous spirit -- or mainstream theatergoers unafraid to venture off off Broadway when recommendations warrant -- are being rewarded this month with special treats of high quality and relatively low price.

4 Fake Quotes by Famous Authors to Watch Out For

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

A lot of people swear by Goodreads. I swear at it. Often. It's a font of unsourced quotations, some of them fake, just like Wikiquotes. Take the line that tops the list of George Eliot quotes: "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

10 Classic 'Pride And Prejudice' Covers, From Beautiful To Bizarre

Margaret C. Sullivan | Posted 01.13.2015 | Books
Margaret C. Sullivan

Jane Austen may have died in 1817, but her novels have survived more than 200 years -- not only survived, but they've been reinterpreted in a hundred different ways, none more so than her most beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.

Why Cornel West Loves Jane Austen

Kathleen Anderson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Books
Kathleen Anderson

A "great book," to West, is one that most effectively addresses "the challenge of trying to be a decent person in the world. There is no more fundamental question."

Theater: Jane Austen On Stage? Bedlam Ensues!

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's theater that exults in the marriage of their talents and your imagination to create something special that needs no elaborate sets or frippery. The Chekhov is good (no small feat). The Austen is delightful and near masterful. And I will be certain to see whatever they do next.

Maureen Ryan

Jane Austen Lovers Unite | Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment

Here's a great fan-fiction scenario you can have for free: Finn Polmar from "The Good Wife," Clara Oswald from "Doctor Who" and Philip Jennings from "...

From Lizzy Bennet to Fanny Price: My Jane Austen Journey

Mackenzie Broderick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Books
Mackenzie Broderick

At age 12, my obliviousness was a survival instinct. As my peers experimented with make-up and clothes, I wore a sports bra to school, my hair frizzing into the stratosphere. Most days were spent doing what I loved best -- reading.

Why Jane Austen Should Be Your Feminist Role Model

Sinéad Murphy | Posted 12.14.2014 | Books
Sinéad Murphy

What are we to learn from Austen's brand of feminism? Nothing more or less than this: that feminist ideas mean very very little in the abstract, for they still require a strategy to make them work in the world.

Jane Austen Gives You The Life Advice You've Always Needed

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.07.2014 | Books

The author of marriage-plot novels so aspirational they've caused generations of women to swoon, Jane Austen has come to symbolize unadulterated senti...

Film Review: Inherent Vice. Not Groovy, Man. A Total Bummer.

Brandon Judell | Posted 12.06.2014 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

There are films that make you want to run to the bookstore or, in reality, Any Jane Austen or Dickens adaptation. Atonement. Requiem for a Dream perhaps. Then there is Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

WHOOPS! Huge Mistake On 'Miss America' Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2014 | Style

Looks like someone at the "Miss America" pageant is lacking a little sense and sensibility. During Sunday night's broadcast, bits of trivia about e...

"Visions" a Talk With Kelley Armstrong

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.

One Last Nora Ephron Script Will Become A Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.06.2014 | Entertainment

Calling all "You've Got Mail" obsessives: Nora Ephron's work will return to the big screen once more. Two years after the celebrated writer and dir...

The Economics Of Jane Austen

The Atlantic | Shannon Chamberlain | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

When Jane Austen died in 1817, her reinvention began. Her brother Henry Austen published, as the preface to the posthumous edition of Northanger Abbey...