Posts Tagged ‘50 Shades of Grey’
June 11, 2013 | by Sadie Stein
August 24, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
“Take a pencil to write with on aeroplanes. Pens leak. But if the pencil breaks, you can’t sharpen it on the plane, because you can’t take knives with you. Therefore: take two pencils.” Margaret Atwood’s rules for writing fiction.
“I would like to write another book for children but I spend all my spare time just answering the letters I get from children about the books I have already written.” —E.B. White, 1961.
“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye—is the great invention of the world.” Abraham Lincoln’s favorite poetry.
Perhaps inevitable but ill-advised: a 50 Shades of Grey book burning. Explains Clare Phillipson, head of the anti-domestic-violence organization Wearside Women in Need, “I do not think I can put into words how vile I think this book is and how dangerous I think the idea is that you get a sophisticated but naive young woman and a much richer, abusive older man who beats her up and does some dreadful things to her sexually.”
Just in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Herman Hesse, a film of his time in Ticino.
June 13, 2012 | by The Paris Review
Familiar-looking cover art.
Bret Easton Ellis wants you to know he is not joking about his desire to adapt 50 Shades of Grey for the screen.
(Someone’s already called dibs on lingerie.)
How said screenplay might read.
Speaking of NSFW: Can you, like Martin Amis, tell which sex wrote which sex scene?
Jennifer Benka is the new executive director of the Academy of American Poets.
A Ray Bradbury Museum? Maybe ...
Speaking of, childhood homes of twenty famous authors.
May 31, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
May 18, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
“In Defense of Brooklyn”—November 1946. Local jerky and artisanal bitters do not, however, figure in the argument.
When St. Marks in the Bowery changed its liturgy, Auden did not like it at all. His opener: “Have you gone stark raving mad?”
Speaking of Auden, his many New York addresses. Yes, all would now be very expensive.
President Obama claims to have never heard of 50 Shades of Grey. This inspires ambivalence.
Chicago celebrates the centenary of native son Studs Terkel (who actually died at ninety-six).
A camera that takes written pictures.
Newbery-winning children's author Jean Craighead George has died at ninety-two. An accomplished journalist and a nature lover, George was perhaps best known for her 1973 novel, Julie of the Wolves.