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Xiu Xiu at Rock and Roll Hotel: HuffPost DC Top 5 For May 2, 2012

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.02.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 1.) Xiu Xiu At Rock and Roll Hotel Jamie Stewart's band has been making noise/pop/something almost mainstream acc...

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Author E.L. James Starts U.S. Book Tour With a Bang

Rachel Kramer Bussel | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Rachel Kramer Bussel

Hot on the heels of the explosive Katie Roiphe Newsweek cover story examining women's sexual fantasies, New York Times bestselling author of the Fifty...

Influencer of the Week: E.L James Is Tickled Pink

Connie Dieken | Posted 06.30.2012 | Books
Connie Dieken

The author of Fifty Shades of Grey is simultaneously revving the engines of women and upending the publishing world. James is stunned that she's influencing the way books are bought and sold.

HUGE Crowd Flocks To See '50 Shades Of Grey' Author

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 06.29.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Young school teachers, middle-aged nurses and even the elderly flocked to a Miami book store Sunday for a chance to meet the author of the be...

WATCH: Ellen Narrates '50 Shades'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women

We thought that Ellen Degeneres had reached peak genius when she inserted herself into “The Bachelor: The Women Tell All.” However, the talk show ...

How 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Could Ruin Your Marriage

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Weddings
Jenny Isenman

"Why can't you be more like Christian Grey?" I whined, in the same way my daughter asks things like, "Why you can't be more like Jessie's mom? She keeps ice cream cones in her house."

Why Women My Age Are Reading '50 Shades of Grey'

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 06.20.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

By talking about 50 Shades of Grey, we are also able to gauge whether other women are exploring the same territory. "I'm reading 50 Shades of Grey" is code for "I still have sexual feelings; do you?"

How I (And Others Like Me) Discovered Fifty Shades of Grey

Jessica Turner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jessica Turner

Last October, while trolling through the erotica archives at my humble online retailer, I stumbled upon a book called Fifty Shades of Grey. I was shocked by what happened during and after I read it. I was completely and utterly hooked on the book.

What Katie Roiphe Missed About Women's Fantasies

BuzzFeed | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

It finally has the world talking about female sexual desires. Shift's Amy Odell and Anna North discuss the latest critique of the book in the new issu...

The Ultimate Appeal of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Vicky Ward | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Vicky Ward

Fifty Shades of Grey is a bestseller not because of sex, but because it targets every woman's un-feminist secret dilemma: security or love?

What Does the Success of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Tell Us About American Readers?

Alma Katsu | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books
Alma Katsu

If the phenomenal demand for Fifty Shades of Grey tells us anything, it tells us that female readers actually do want real sex in their books and they'll buy it if they know it's in there.

'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.

'Mommy Porn' Trilogy Gets US Book Deal

AP | Posted 05.10.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, a word-of-mouth romance smash so erotic it's sometimes labeled "mommy porn," has been sig...

Pornography for Mommies

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 03.19.2012 | Comedy
Julie Gerstenblatt

I heard about this book from a friend, who spoke in hushed tones over the tops of her children's heads as we waited in line for tables one Sunday at the local diner. That's how you know a book is really dirty, by the way, because of the hushed tones.