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A French Village Says Farewell to Jean-Jacques Pauvert

Mary Duncan | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Mary Duncan

More than a hundred friends and family gathered on a bright, sunny day in Le Rayol's city hall to say farewell to Jean-Jacques Pauvert, the iconic French publisher, who died on September 27, 2014. He was 88 years old.

Fifty Shades of S&M

Caryl Rivers | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Caryl Rivers

What should we make of the fact that American women have made a huge bestseller out of a novel that might be titled Fifty Shades of S&M?

'Fifty Shades Of Grey': Is The Hottest-Selling Book In America Really Just 'S&M For Dummies?'

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.12.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

As a reading experience, Fifty Shades or Grey is a sad joke, puny of plot, padded with conversations that are repeated five or six times and email exchanges that are neither romantic nor witty.