The beloved erotic bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James is going to be a movie someday. Despite some rocky starts -- its original Christian Grey backed out citing scheduling conflicts -- the film is in production now, with Jamie Dornan as Grey and Dakota Johnson as willing coed Anastasia Steele.
Bond. James Bond. 007's calling card -- said declaratively, with a hint of menace, and of course with a clipped British accent. So began the Bond film legend with Dr. No (1962) with the inimitable Sean Connery fashioning a role thatShow More Summary
The Literary Review awarded its annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award to Manil Suri for his novel “The City of Devi,” for a scene comparing characters in the throes of passion to various nuclear particles. The prize is awarded annually to writers of literary fiction with a particularly awkward...
Here’s an idea you can add to the list of holiday gift ideas for the writers in your life. (Assuming the writers in your life are a pair of BFFs interested in gold-plated friendship necklaces inspired by The Great Gatsby.)
American teenagers read at a level below that of most of their European and Asian counterparts, according to a global education survey released Tuesday.
Dear Prudence, I'm in my mid-thirties and have been dating a wonderful man for nearly a year. We've been talking about moving in together and eventually getting married, but there's one problem: I have four cats, and my boyfriend says he can't see himself living with cats. Show More Summary
Recommended Reading: This month’s installment of Words Without Borders, which features three stories by Sudanese writers Nagi Al-Badawi, Adel Gassas, and Sabah Babiker Ibraheem.
I decided to Yiddishize some of the writing to make it more haimish. Mr. Darcyvich never had it so good.
There is not a lot of good news coming out of Detroit these days. The city is wrestling with bankruptcy, unemployment remains high, morale is low, and there is a growing uncertainty about the city's future. There is, however, one person...Show More Summary
by SB Sarah Let Love Find You by Johanna Lindsey is $1.99 (and One Heart to Win is still $2.99 if you prefer Western historicals). Let Love Find You was published in June 2012, and is the fourth book in the Reid series. In this book,...Show More Summary
It was a threesome in Mumbai that persuaded the judges to give the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction award to Manil Suri for his novel "The City of Devi." The award was presented in London on Tuesday by film and television star Joan Collins.
Meet London’s digital publishing startups and sample their wares this Christmas. 11th December 12.00 - 18.00, Shoreditch Village Hall, 33 Hoxton Square, N1 6NN
by SB Sarah Cyber Monday, with its cute use of the word "cyber," is here, and with it, lots of deals and specials. Many of the promotions that started Friday end at midnight tonight, plus there's new ones, too: AllRomance/OmniLit has a 50% Rebate today only on all eligible titles. Show More Summary
To call White Girls, the latest book from New Yorker staff writer Hilton Als, a “collection of essays about white girls” misses the point. It is, and it isn’t. Are these meditations, so full of speculation and invention and apocrypha,...Show More Summary
As a fan of your music for the past 12 years, it's with great sadness that I inform you that you have the worst case of Libramnesia ever known to man. Libramnesia is a highly common but, under-treated social condition that causes its sufferers to completely forget about libraries or even worse, believe libraries are irrelevant. Show More Summary
Last week I tweeted that I'd fallen asleep in school car line, and at the dentist. The outpouring of empathy from overtired authors who'd fallen asleep in wacky places got me thinking: what is it with writers and sleep issues? I decided to do a survey -- not an anecdotal one, but a real bar-graph pie-chart percentage-yielding one. Show More Summary
”A man,” said he, “must have a very good opinion of himself when he asks people to leave their own fireside, and encounter such a day as this, for the sake of coming to see him. He must think himself … Continue reading ?
Over the past two weeks I have attended two very different education conferences. One was AASL -- The American Association of School Librarians; the other was NYSCATE -- New York State Association for Computers and Technology in Education. Show More Summary
As a member of Hollywood royalty, a fashion icon and an Academy Award-winning actress, Anjelica Huston has led a full life — so much so that she’s taking two books to tell her story. The first, “A Story Lately Told” (Scribner: 272 pp., $25), recounts her childhood in western Ireland, her teen years in London and her days as a model in New York City. Show More Summary
Dutch researchers are using moistened electrode caps to measure the brain waves, heart rate, galvanic skin response and facial expressions on an author and fifty of his readers. They hope to find patterns “that may help illuminate links between the way art is created and enjoyed, and possibly the nature of creativity itself.”