Posts Tagged ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’
August 8, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
This terrific German blog gives the pencil its due (and, perhaps, then some).
In a time when e-books outsell their paper counterparts, NPR wonders whether cover design is a dying art.
In a gesture of either great magnanimity or great desperation, the Chicago Public Library waives all fines.
Movies you may not have known were inspired by books. (In the case of Psycho, probably because Hitchcock tried to buy up all the copies so there’d be no “spoilers.”)
On the one hand, we take issue with some of the rankings on this list of the hundred greatest young-adult novels. On the other, it’s encouraging to know kids are voting. (At least, we hope that’s the explanation.)
In obligatory Fifty Shades of Grey news, author E. L. James is curating an album of the classical music featured in the trilogy. (For the uninitiated: in addition to being the world's youngest billionaire and most accomplished lover, Christian Grey is also a world-class musician.)
August 1, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The latest Dead Authors Podcast features Jorge Luis Borges.
In all honesty, who isn’t interested in lists of famous literary feuds?
A new generation takes over Doonesbury.
A new generation discovers The Babysitters Club.
Leigh Stein explains how to read in public.
Marc New York’s Fifty Shades–inspired ad campaign.
An excerpt from The Age of Desire, Jennie Fields’s Edith Wharton–themed romance.
May 17, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
The link between chess and writing.
An excised page of The Little Prince goes on the block.
Live out your fantasies in the penthouses that serve as the setting for Fifty Shades of Grey.
Speaking of fantasies … hot authors.
A Bay Area judge allows a prisoner to go free—provided he reads an hour a day and completes book reports.
Meanwhile, a white-collar criminal is ordered to write a book. (The author considered, and rejected, the opening line, “Call me a Schlemiel.”)
May 7, 2012 | by Sadie Stein
February House, a musical about the famed Brooklyn Heights brownstone that housed Truman Capote, W. H. Auden, Gypsy Rose Lee (left), Carson McCullers, and Benjamin Britten, is being created based on Sherrill Tippins’s 2005 book of the same name.
Were4 rt thou Rmo? The Bard in text form.
A guide to philosophy in literature.
Paulo Coelho will be selling his e-books for less than a dollar.
A Florida library has officially banned Fifty Shades of Grey.
Meanwhile, Fifty Shames of Earl Grey will be coming to a bookstore near you.