'Fifty Shades' of complaints: Erotic trilogy makes list of challenged books Here's a list "Fifty Shades of Grey" was destined to make: The books most likely to be removed from school and library shelves. On Monday, E L James' multimillion selling erotic trilogy placed No. 4 on the American Library Association's annual study of "challenged books," works subject to complaints from parents, educators and other members of the public. More
Love 'Fifty Shades'? 'Twilight' fan fiction faces off Has Christian Grey been dethroned as the steamiest Edward Cullen-inspired character? Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren (which is the pen name of writers Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings) is the latest Twilight fan fic-turned-novel (formerly known to more than 2 million online readers as The Office)--but don't expect it to be the same BDSM-filled fantasy. More
'Fifty Shades' author E.L. James turns down the heat for next book Readers hoping for more erotic exploits with a certain domineering millionaire and innocent college student will be sorely disappointed. Speaking at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Monday night, "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E.L. James told the New York Post that her next novel will be, shall we say, tamer than her first. More
Book Buzz: 'Fifty Shades Freed' is Amazon's top seller 'Freed' at last: What was the top-selling book of 2012 on Amazon? Fifty Shades Freed, the third book in E.L. James' erotic trilogy. No. 2 was Gillian Flynn's twisty thriller, Gone Girl. (Amazon did not count the first and second books in James' trilogy because they were released in 2011.) Read the entire list, which includes print and digital sales. More
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Progressives, as a rule, do not look back with nostalgia at 2004 — a dismal, disempowering year, a time of swiftboating and flip-flopping and generally being left sputtering in the face of the Bush-Cheney barrage. One exception to that rule is Barack Obama, whose keynote address at that year’s Democratic National Convention launched him toward the office he now holds.
A few days ago, I had one of my MARC moments. The commuter train from Baltimore to Washington slowed just outside the Beltway, wheezing along as if it were dragging the 1st Armored Division. The German tourists behind me looked bewildered at our sorry pace. Eventually, the scratchy intercom informed us that a train in front of us was having difficulties.
The video of American journalist James Foley’s execution was shocking and brutal. Within an hour of its release in August by jihadists, it had been seen around the world, spread by social networks and amplified by traditional media. YouTube, Facebook and other major online content distributors quickly tried to purge the worst segments from their networks, yet the images kept resurfacing.
John Cleese’s memoir is just about everything one would expect of its author — smart, thoughtful, provocative and above all funny — but it is not what his most ardent fans probably have been expecting, a blow-by-blow account of the making of his most notable work: “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” the many films made by the Monty Python troupe and the “Fawlty Towers” situation comedy.
Most Americans are aware that France helped us win independence from Britain, but few appreciate the huge influence France continued to have here during our nation’s formative years. In its infancy, the United States was a scarecrow of a country — mostly farms and a few hamlets scattered among diverse, semi-independent states — with meager economic development.
Marc Kusnetz, an NBC News producer, spent the night of Nov. 9, 1989, watching a joyous crowd attack the wall that had trapped them for 28 years. When he returned to his hotel room the following morning, he noticed that he was covered in a thick layer of chalky powder.