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Fifty Shades of Grey

A Grey Day in Edina

Ann Bauer | Posted 11.24.2012 | Books
Ann Bauer

Everyone's a headline writer on Twitter. Technology mainstreamed words the way cheap, mass-manufactured automobiles made everyone a driver. Who, these days, needs a livery cab?

A Two Party System for World Politics

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Looking forward to the day when the far right nightmare of a global social order looms larger on the horizon of the possible than it does now -- here's a modest proposal for how world politics might be organized during the transition.

Why We Expect More From Husbands Than Ever

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 11.21.2012 | Weddings
Susan Shapiro Barash

Enter the wife of the twenty-first century with a checklist honed by looking back at her predecessors' lists and deciding what came up short. For the millennium, requisites became imperative, wives were now strident about it.

PHOTOS: 7 Destinations For 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Fans

Trippy | Posted 11.14.2012 | Travel

Whether you loved "Fifty Shades," hated it or are still scratching your head about what all the fuss was about, the locations from the book are undeniably great.

Want To Exchange 'Fifty Shades' For Something Better?

Posted 09.13.2012 | Books

"Like a gun buy-back program." That's how Fernanda Diaz at OR Books describes their publicity stunt for the book "Fifty Shades of Louisa May." ...

Women and Pornography: Fifty Shades of the Same Old Color

Robert Weiss | Posted 11.12.2012 | Women
Robert Weiss

Ultimately, the Fifty Shades phenomenon is opening up a very healthy dialogue about female sexuality, not just in the therapeutic community and among BFFs on their coffee breaks, but between women who've read the books and their intimate partners.

'Fifty Shades' Author's Husband Talks Sex, Marriage And Rivalries

Niall Leonard | Posted 11.12.2012 | Books
Niall Leonard

As I have said before, being married to EL James, author of international bestselling erotic romance The Fifty Shades Trilogy, is mostly like being married.

Why Women Love 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Jennifer Hamady

The requirement of pleasure, delivered by a gorgeous, skilled, and smitten someone who knows our bodies and desires better than we do.... Is there really any question as to why these books are so popular?

'Fifty Shades Of Grey'-Themed Cooking Class Has Us Cringing

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 09.05.2012 | Home

You know the whole "Fifty Shades of Grey" trend has gone too far when it's the theme of a cooking class held in a California strip mall. The Ventur...

EL James' Husband Says Ryan Gosling Might Be Christian Grey

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

Bring together one of today's hottest male actors and one of the hottest erotica novels to ever hit eReaders and what might you have? A major Hollywoo...

Forgotten Sex Club Discovered On Whiskey Row

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

When you’re demolishing an old building, you don’t really expect to find a decades-old sadomasochistic swingers sex club. Sometimes it just happen...

Domestic Abuse Charity To Burn 'Fifty Shades'

Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact

While some are predicting a “Fifty Shades of Grey”-inspired baby boom, one domestic abuse charity is "disgusted" with the erotic trilogy and wants...

WATCH: Paul Scheer's Perfect '50 Shades' Audition

Posted 08.23.2012 | Comedy

Our knowledge of the erotic novel du jour, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," is mostly comprised of "SNL" parodies and dramatic readings by Will Ferrell and Zac...

Lady Gaga: She's Only 26. She Wants To Screw Around, Not Settle Down.

Liz Smith | Posted 10.21.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Lady Gaga talks to Vogue's Jonathan van Meter in the September issue of the fashion magazine. It's a good piece, with a lot of info and insight into the professional side of Gaga.

Fifty Shades Of The Rainbow: Why The Novel That Shook The Nation Doesn't Ignite Gay Imagination

Allison Hope | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

"Yawn," say the gays who whipped their S&M practice into shape 37 years ago and exercise their God-given right to sexual freedom every Friday night (and Saturday and Tuesday and Wednesday and every other day in between). "We got the memo a long time ago."

'Fifty Shades' Helps Struggling Bookstore Giant

AP | MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble's fiscal first quarter was a tale of modern and traditional. Tech-savvy readers snapped up its e-books and other digit...

WATCH: Why Is Fifty Shades Of Grey So Popular? From Dr. Sue Johnson

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Why are so many women drawn to "50 Shades of Grey"? Relationship expert Dr. Sue Johnson weighed in the popularity of this racy novel when she met with...

Fifty Shades of Grey: A Review

Vanessa Ciccone | Posted 10.17.2012 | Books
Vanessa Ciccone

What would be really great is a book with just as many hot scenes minus the glamourization of the cycle of abuse. Any takers?

'Fifty Shades' Invasion Continues

AP | LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.15.2012 | Books

NEW YORK — You've bought rope for that special someone, picked up a few sex toys and read those "Fifty Shades of Grey" books a time or three. Yo...

Why 50 Shades Of Grey Is Great, From Dr. Oz (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Emmy Award-winning Dr. Oz joined me on Mondays with Marlo, I just had to ask him what he thinks about the book that has everyone buzzing. Accordi...

What This Olympian Can Teach Us About Marriage

Iris Krasnow | Posted 10.12.2012 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

I am a journalist, not a preacher, and I'm not about to tell everyone to hold off on sex until wedding vows are exchanged. But I've come to believe as a longtime relationship writer that it's best to hold off on sex until it comes with love.

Is Your Marriage Graying?

Jody Gastfriend | Posted 10.10.2012 | Fifty
Jody Gastfriend

Would Christian Grey ever settle down, change diapers, take out the garbage on Thursday nights or agree to a birthday colonoscopy?

Fifty Shades of Grey Paints Divorce In Truthful Tones

Jill Brooke | Posted 10.10.2012 | Books
Jill Brooke

One of the rarely discussed benefits from divorce is how kids may become more elastic in accepting and defining love.

Get Down To The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Soundtrack

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 08.10.2012 | Arts

As if there wasn’t enough hype surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey -- which has just recently set the record as the fastest selling paperback of all ti...

17 Shades of Parodies, Knockoffs, and Tie-ins

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Ever since Fifty Shades of Grey topped the Kindle chart and New York Times bestseller list, dozens of similar-sounding books (ebooks, mostly) have appeared in the Kindle store. Some are intentionally hilarious; some are accidentally hilarious.