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Fifty Shades of Grey

What Does the "Fifty Shades" Trilogy Say About Gender Thinking?

Quora | Posted 09.20.2012 | Books

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Christopher Fraser is an English graduate and writer of weird fiction. His debut collection of short...

Fifty Shades of Prey

Pastor Douglas Wilson | Posted 09.21.2012 | Books
Pastor Douglas Wilson

Fifty Shades of Grey began as Twilight fan fiction. This is no accident at all. The two publishing phenomena are using the same basic device -- women who learn to view themselves as prey.

Attention Ladies: Prince Charming Doesn't Exist -- Neither Does Christian Grey

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

So let's rework the stories. Or, better yet, write our own. One with regular people doing everyday and extraordinary things. No tiaras, castles or princes needed.

Our Favorite '50 Shades' Inspired Artworks

Posted 07.19.2012 | Arts

Who knew the one thing that could bring the wide range of women riding the subway together was a rich businessman with a predilection for BDSM? "Fifty...

The First Shades of Grey: 10 Groundbreaking Erotic Reads

Jane Friedman | Posted 09.16.2012 | Books
Jane Friedman

The public's heated response to E. L. James's Fifty Shades trilogy seems to indicate that a book that speaks frankly and passionately about sex is a new invention. But the truth is there are many seductive titles that deserve to be rediscovered.

Fifty Shades of Soundbite

Mark Knight | Posted 09.16.2012 | Media
Mark Knight

In the fast-expanding media world, choosing the right soundbite is a vital ingredient of any interview. Journalists need to bring color to their stories, and bland corporate speak is unlikely to please their editors.

Dadmissions: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (Alternate)

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.14.2012 | Comedy
Pete Wilgoren

Christian Grey is in his mid-twenties, short in stature and tall in irritation.  When he walks into a night spot with his beer cozy in hand, look out...

Fifty Shades of Gray Meets Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?: Live Blogging Cheryl Dunye's New Lesbian Chick-Whip Flick

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

When I heard about Mommy is Coming, the collaboration between filmmaker Cheryl Dunye and writer-activist Sarah Schulman, I was intrigued. It promised a new spin: S&M lesbian porn by way of FIfty Shades of Gray and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

You'll Never Guess What 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Has Spiked Sales For

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home

"Fifty Shades Of Grey" has quickly become a global phenomenon. The book has spent 18 weeks on the NYTimes best seller list for print and E-book fictio...

LIVE DISCUSSION: Has 'Fifty Shades' Shown Us The Future Of Female Pleasure?

Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women

Fifty Shades of Grey has gotten plenty of people talking about female pleasure. It's also been a boon for business. Sales of the book are expected ...

I Asked, They Spilled: Why Women Love Fifty Shades of Grey

Laura Munson | Posted 09.09.2012 | Fifty
Laura Munson

From the women's locker room to the baseball stands, from grocery lines to airport gates... I've asked woman after woman what she thinks about this book's explosion into mainstream America.

Fifty Shades Of Grey Sparks Interest In Reading

Lara Grant | Posted 09.09.2012 | College
Lara Grant

I was hesitant to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Not only would it be mildly embarrassing to purchase, I had to deal with the fact that my mother had read it.

'Social Network' Team Readies 'Fifty Shades'

AP | Posted 09.09.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- The producers of "The Social Network" are producing the film adaption of the best-selling erotic trilogy "Fifty Shades of Grey." Unive...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' At 35,000 Feet

Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel

Haven't gotten to read "Fifty Shades Of Grey Yet"? (Or, maybe you just want to dive in again?) Well, on Virgin Atlantic flights, there's an audiobook ...

What We Aren't Telling Our Daughters About Sex

Joyce McFadden | Posted 09.08.2012 | Women
Joyce McFadden

In an effort to keep our daughters safe, are we adding to the illusion mothers are asexual? Are we selling that to our daughters as the future they have to look forward to?

Shades of Grey, a 'How-to' Book With Many Climaxes

Warren Adler | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Warren Adler

This is the kind of "novel "that plays by its own rules and offers something of obvious value to its mostly female readership. For the uninitiated it can be gloriously instructive and for the more mature it could offer a choice menu of self-help inspiration.

Declare Your Independence

Lori Bryant Woolridge | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Lori Bryant Woolridge

This week, as the U.S. celebrates its national independence, consider declaring a little personal freedom of your own.

Fifty Shades of Oy

Jodi Lampert | Posted 09.02.2012 | Books
Jodi Lampert

Oh, ladies, and fellas. This IS porn. Of the worst kind! For girls, the fantasy is... the guy calls me back! Flies across the country to see me. Makes me meet his parents. Oh, yeah, did I say... he calls me back! That's hot.

Sexy Lit Before Fifty Shades of Grey

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 08.29.2012 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Following are five novels that, in pre-Twitter, YouTube, Facebook times, went viral (or at least had readers gasping and gossiping) in a printable sort of way.

Tuesdays With Morrie Author Takes on Fifty Shades

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

From Fifty Shades of Grey to Girls to the vibrator comedy Hysteria, female sexuality is taking over popular culture -- and Albom ain't having any of it.

Mitch Albom's Fifty Shades of Grey Column Leaves Us Unsatisfied

Ashley Woods | Posted 08.25.2012 | Detroit
Ashley Woods

Columnist Mitch Albom read Fifty Shades of Grey, and decided to write a column. In it, he laments the end of modesty in a world where programming like Cathouse and Girls play on television, but stresses that the problem is his alone.

'Women Don't Want To Have Sex Anymore,' Claims Author

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.25.2012 | Women

Despite the success of E.L. James' bestselling erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," British author Jilly Cooper says that sex in fiction has generally...

9 Naughty Sex Tips From 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Marisa Bennett | Posted 08.22.2012 | Books
Marisa Bennett

Check out these nine hot tips taken from Fifty Shades of Pleasure, and make your own sex life a best-seller!

To Tell or Not To Tell?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Intimacy isn't necessarily equated with complete honesty. Here are five commonly kept secrets and suggestions about whether it might be best to tell -- or not tell -- your partner about them.

Fifty Shades of Grey: My Version

Lisa Solod | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Lisa Solod

I have fantasies. Oh, do I have fantasies. They wake me up in the middle of the night; they keep me from work; they interfere with my relationships.