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Fifty Shades of Grey

The Latest '50 Shades' Contender Is ...

Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment

Add "Ben and Kate" star Dakota Johnson to the list of actresses who might play Anastasia Steele in "50 Shades of Grey." According to TheWrap, Johnson ...

Your Next Dystopian Obsession? Samantha Shannon's The Bone Season

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.19.2013 | Books
Holly Cara Price

She's 22 and a recent graduate of Oxford University and her debut novel is the flagship of a seven-book series quickly snapped up by the august publis...

Ryan J. Reilly

Gitmo Loves '50 Shades Of Grey'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Military officials gave a congressional delegation a tour of Guantanamo's secretive Camp Seven last week and told a visiting congr...

Is 'Fifty Shades' To Blame For The Rise Of Handcuff 'Incidents' In London?

Posted 07.29.2013 | World

London firefighters are seeing a common problem -- one that suggests local residents are all reading the same best-selling erotic novel. In a state...

Sex and the Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Warren Adler

When I first began writing novels, I used to think a lot about sex. It was, of course, before everything changed.

If You Liked Gone Girl, You'll Find Fresh Thrills in The Silent Wife

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 09.21.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The Silent Wife, by A.A.A. Harrison, is, like Gone Girl, the story of a marriage told from alternating "his" and "her" perspectives. It lacks Gone Girl's physical thrills. But unlike Gone Girl, it has the virtue of meticulous characterization and reality-based plot.

Why I Won't Lean In

Vanessa Garcia | Posted 09.18.2013 | Women
Vanessa Garcia

The problem with leaning in is how similar it is to submission. It's no surprise that Sandberg's book hits the bestseller list in the same era as Fifty Shades of Grey, the book that so many women called "hot" but was, in fact, a true setback for us all.

Meet The Director Of '50 Shades Of Grey'

Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment

Sam Taylor-Johnson has been hired as director of "50 Shades of Grey." Deadline.com's Mike Fleming was the first trade reporter to break the news o...

Should You Trash Your Novel?

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

How do you know if your book is good enough to publish? That's probably the most unanswerable question in the universe, right up there with, "Why do ...

The Moment I Knew My Marriage Was Over

Christine Gallagher | Posted 08.10.2013 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

Many divorced people can remember a moment when a little voice in their head told them loudly and emphatically, "This marriage is over!" It's a moment when a line is crossed and there is no looking back.

BDSM Event Cancelled By Venue For Not Being Family Friendly

The Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC

A weekend festival in Canton that promised classes on bondage, role play and other sexual techniques has been canceled after the new operators of the ...

Big '50 Shades' Rumor Debunked

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment

Despite reports last week from THR and Variety that Joe Wright was the front-runner to direct the upcoming "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaptation for Unive...

Will He Direct 'Fifty Shades'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie just got a bit more legitimate. As first reported by THR and later confirmed by Variety, Joe Wright is the top choice...

What's in a Name: A Case of Mistaken Identity

Shara Azad | Posted 04.25.2013 | College
Shara Azad

Perhaps it is narcissistic for me to be Googling myself at all -- even if I suspect everyone else does it too -- yet the fact remains that my identity is inextricably linked to this other Shara. Anyone trying to find me might think that I have begun writing racy novels in my spare time.

The Most Likely 'Fifty Shades' Rumor Yet

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.24.2013 | Entertainment

Gus Van Sant made "Promised Land" last year for Focus Features, and the Oscar-nominated director might reunite with the studio for its upcoming adapta...

Fifty Shades of Grey: The New Publishing Paradigm

Bethany Sales | Posted 06.18.2013 | Books
Bethany Sales

Post-Fifty Shades, the new publishing paradigm is clear: do it well yourself, and then have a traditional publisher do it better.

Beth Stern: Howard And I 'Had A Lot Of Fun' After Reading 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.18.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...

My Favorite Porn Films: Nostalgia Edition

Stacey Nelkin | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Stacey Nelkin

Though I prefer the modern means of porn viewing -- privately and at home -- I'm sometimes wistful for the slower, less immediate method of porn consumption. The porn films I like best are the ones I saw in those public spaces in the '70s and '80s. What can I say? I'm a sucker for nostalgia.

WATCH: Mike Tyson Takes On 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Posted 04.08.2013 | Entertainment

Mike Tyson's "Fifty Shades of Grey" spoof has been causing quite a stir this week. The former boxing champ is starring in a satire of the raunchy ...

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

How 'Fifty Shades' Helped Publishing

AP | Posted 03.26.2013 | Books

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Booming sales of the "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic trilogy helped publisher Random House to a record year. The company sold 70 ...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 12: Taking Flight

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

The Aviator's Wife is about Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Charles Lindbergh's wife. A fictional account of her life, it covers the period from when Anne first met Charles, in Mexico of all places, where Anne's father was serving as the U.S. ambassador, to Charles' death.

Did Anonymous Reveal 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

A Twitter account claiming ties to hacker-activist group Anonymous has posted possible dirt on who will star as Anatasia Steele in Focus Features' fil...

EL James Reveals Details Of Next Book

Posted 02.27.2013 | Books

EL James, author of the bestselling, world-famous Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, talked about her next book, as well as the Fifty Shades of Grey film a...

The Seinfelding of Comedy: In Defense of Seth MacFarlane

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.