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Fifty Shades of Grey

The Roots Completely Lose It

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.30.2014 | Comedy

We finally know why NBC cut parts of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer when they premiered it last week. It's scary as hell! On Tuesday's "Tonight...

Why Women Don't Watch Porn

Teresa Lee | Posted 07.29.2014 | Style
Teresa Lee

I recently went on a recommended website to watch some porn in the name of, uh, research. I've never really watched it before and was intrigued after watching Don Jon, a film comparing the male fantasy of porn versus the female fantasy of chick flicks.

A "Sistah's" View: Fifty Shades of Gray

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Maybe it's just me, but a guy ordering me to give up all control and let him tell me what to do in bed or anywhere else is not okay.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.26.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week provided some notable examples of Crime and Punishment in modern America. First, football star Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for knocking unconscious his then-fiancée in a hotel elevator. His coach promptly proclaimed Rice "a heck of a guy." Earlier in the week, Lane Johnson, another NFL player, was suspended four games for taking a performance enhancing drug -- a transgression apparently twice as bad, in the NFL's eyes, as beating up your soon-to-be-wife. In Arizona, the execution of murderer Joseph Wood went seriously awry, leaving him gasping for air for close to two hours before dying. Despite this grotesque death, Gov. Jan Brewer declared that Wood "did not suffer," but didn't explain how she could possibly know this. And, finally, there was a very different kind of punishment served up for our entertainment as the trailer for Fifty Shades of Gray was released, attracting nearly 7 million views in just 24 hours. Somewhere, the Marquis de Sade is smiling.

Fifty Shades Of Grey Adorable Animals: The Version You Aren't Embarrassed To Read In Public

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 07.24.2014 | Good News

Christian Grey -- eh, yeah he's easy on the eyes. But we're in such a deep, all-consuming love affair with our charming furry companions below that we...

Here's The First Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

The wait is over. The "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer debuted on the "Today" show on Thursday, and it teases just about everything fans of the book wil...

How Fifty Shades of Grey Enticed Us With Erotic Triggers

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

People have complained about the quality of the writing in Fifty Shades of Grey, but I would argue that E.L. James was masterful in her use of erotic cues and storytelling that stimulates all the senses.

What Charlie Hunnam Really Thinks Of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Char...

Beyoncé Just Teased '50 Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment

Uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, oh, no, no: Beyoncé used Saturday night to tease "Fifty Shades of Grey." The singer posted a teaser to the forthcoming film's tr...

Here's to the Real Prince Charmings

Katie Kempner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Smarts, a sense of humor, a good heart and a willingness to go through the rough parts of life are the relationships that are able to withstand the very many unsexy moments of real life. And the knowledge that great relationships take work. The good kind of work. The rewarding kind.

Remember the Future: Hachette and Amazon

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.25.2014 | Books
Michele Somerville

Many fine poets never get paid, but I am a poet who occasionally does get paid, thanks to Amazon. That alone is not a good reason to take the side of Amazon in the current publishing conflict.

First Official Look At '50 Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Entertainment

Behold, the first official photo of Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey in "50 Shades of Grey" is here. Sure, there were some "Mad Men"-esque posters and a...

Not Playing Christian Grey Is 'Heartbreaking' For Charlie Hunnam

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment

Poor Charlie Hunnam, having to watch quietly as Jamie Dornan reaps the benefits of portraying Christian Grey on the big screen. The actor, who dropped...

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Books
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

What Don Johnson Really Thinks About His Daughter Playing '50 Shades' Lead

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Entertainment

Don Johnson doesn't have a lot to say about Dakota Johnson's lead role in the erotically-charged "Fifty Shades Of Grey" franchise. In fact, as Johnson...

50 Shades of Karma (No Grey Area Here)

Kristen Noel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Noel

We've got a credit rating for almost every aspect of our lives, but what about our karma? Is your soul in good standing?

6 Types of Aggravating Readers

Steven Petite | Posted 07.15.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

There are certain types of book readers that tend to take it too far. There are times in conversations about novels where the only thing running through the mind is, "Come on, seriously?" or "Oh not this again," or the best of them all, "I wish you didn't know how to read."

Why Boomer Women Are Hot For Erotica E-Books

Next Avenue | Julio Ojeda-Zapata | Posted 04.24.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Julio Ojeda-Zapata There's now a second sexual revolution of sorts, and it involves erotica — the written kind th...

What To Expect From '50 Shades Of Grey'

AP | JESSICA HERNDON | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures had a strong start at the box office this year, with "Lone Survivor" grossing more than $124 million and "Ride A...

Angelina On 'Fifty Shades' Rumors

The Huffington Post | Madeline Boardman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment

In an extensive new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Angelina Jolie discussed her latest film, "Unbroken," her much-publicized preventive double m...

I'm Pretty Sure I Sort of Know What I'm Talking About: Or, the Sociology of Ignorance

Galanty Miller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

I'm wondering if talking about things you don't know anything about is a biological, instinctive human trait, like anger or hunger or sympathy for George Clooney because he just can't seem to find the right woman.

'50 Shades' Actress Dishes On Mr. Grey

AP | ALICIA RANCILIO | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Since being cast in the film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey," Jamie Dornan, who plays the S&M-loving billionaire Christian Grey...

Can Kinky Sex Be Good For You?

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Science

Sadomasochism, or sexual enjoyment from giving or receiving pain, may be a meditative experience and in some cases may lead to an altered state of con...

Plugged in and Feeling the Fiction

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Mark Rubinstein

Imagine wearing a vest-like device while reading a book, so that when you come upon a scene brimming with heart-racing tension, the vest emits vibrations to increase your heart rate.

Sexless but Equal: How I Conquered Valentine's Day and the NYT

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

There is no time. Or, when there is time, your back is killing you from being a Baby Sherpa or child wrangler. Sex? Let's fill the tub with hot water for a good soak and then we can talk about it. Except, oops, no, you're asleep.