Two Shades of Wine, and Other News
September 26, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
- “Wine plays an important role in Fifty Shades of Grey. I’ve always had a penchant for good wine, so combining two of my passions … was a natural extension of the series.” The foremost entrepreneur of our times, E. L. James, is launching a line of wines. Soon to be received by anyone who has the ill fortune to invite me to dinner.
- This banned-books tote—which features fifty banned titles—is a striking reminder that goes beyond Banned Books Week.
- University of Toronto professor David Gilmour has, not shockingly, stirred up controversy by stating in an interview that he is “not interested in teaching books by women.” And, “I don’t love women writers enough to teach them, if you want women writers go down the hall.” And, just in case that wasn’t clear, “What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys … F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys.”
- Lolita, Twilight, and eight other best-sellers that were initially rejected by publishers.
- What hath the Romans wrought? A concise history of the hashtag.