Shyana Cassatt

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Robert Pattinson: Life in the slow lane

Anton Corbijn’s latest film is about an iconic snap of the rebel screen idol James Dean. Yet it lacks verve, says Nicholas Barber.<p>We’ve all seen the photograph. James Dean is tramping through a misty, rain-washed Times Square, hands stuffed in the pockets of his voluminous overcoat, shoulders …

The First Half Hour Of 'Fifty Shades' Was Basically A 'That's What She Said' Joke

In its first 30 minutes, "Fifty Shades of Grey" was practically an all-out comedy.<p>At the screening I attended, there were more moments of snickering laughter than riveted quiet throughout the start -- some of which was thanks to Jamie Dornan's deadpan "sexy" lines as BDSM-obsessed ladies' man …

Nine things we get wrong about love

Bestselling behavioural scientist Paul Dolan - also known as 'Professor Happy' - busts a few myths about love<p><b>1. Scratch and sniff dating would work better than online dating</b><p>The evidence on online dating versus speed dating shows that the criteria people have in very objective, cold, rational states …

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Dakota Johnson Says 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Isn't About A 'Weak, Submissive Victim'

As the "Fifty Shades of Grey" chatter revs up heading into its opening weekend, you basically have to go out of your way if you want to avoid reviews, think-pieces, panels and features about the much-anticipated film. One prominent discussion to emerge in the lead-up to the release concerns whether …

Hilarious 'Fifty Shades Of Bae' Parody Might Just Be Better Than 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'

Your bae will see you now.<p>Just in time for the movie's big Valentine's Day debut, Beau Brooks of The Janoskians and YouTuber Meg DeAngelis are giving the original "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer a serious run for its money with their own hilarious take. The parody features Meg as a selfie-taking …

A fascinating history from the first department stores to the boutique movement of the swinging 60s<p>Once a nation of shopkeepers, Britain is now a land of dedicated shoppers. We spend more time shopping than on any other activity apart from work: a grand total of eight years of our lives is spent …

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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey' Star Victor Rasuk On How Hollywood Has Opened Up To Latinos

Somewhere amid the incessant lip-biting and erotic scenes that push the limits of its R rating, the highly anticipated “Fifty Shades of Grey,” Sam Taylor-Johnson's adaptation of the best-selling E.L. James novel, introduces Victor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, a loyal friend of main character Anastasia …

The best young adult books of 2015

<b>How many of our best YA books of the year did you read in 2015?</b><p><b>Reveiws by Martin Chilton (and Rebecca Hawkes, where stated). The list is in no particular order.</b><p>See also: <b>best YA books of 2016</b><p><b>1. THE ART OF BEING NORMAL BY LISA WILLIAMSON (DAVID FICKLING BOOKS)</b> <br>Lisa Williamson's debut YA novel The Art …

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A new anthology of love notes exposes the mysterious, and embarrassing, power of the written word

The love letter is a funny, contradictory thing. The pen-and-paper kind may be on the decline, but, now more than ever, it's pretty much impossible to have an affair without an epistolary element. Sure, in the days before texting, Facebook, Google Chat, Tinder and OkCupid, you could (if you so …

27 Books That Will Get You All Hot And Bothered

Read in public at your own risk. (Based on the user-voted Top 100 Romance Novels on Goodreads.)

Three small press books worth a read

<b>Moss-Haired Girl</b><p><i>By R.H. Slansky, Anvil, 72 pages, $16</i><p>Ever wonder if the mad-dash products of speed-writing contests can be any good? With <i>Moss-Haired Girl</i>, winner of the 2013 Three-Day Novel Contest, R.H. Slanksy answers in the affirmative and offers some guidance by example to would-be contestants: …

24 Reasons Books Are Your One True Love

The tail end of the gift-giving holiday season is upon us, and whether you celebrate Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, Anna Howard Shaw Day, Singles Awareness Day, or none or all of the above, it can be a tough time of year. Ideally, it's a great, if commercialized, opportunity to celebrate the joy …

Sizzling-Hot Reads For Those Cold Winter Nights

The winter weather doesn't seem to be letting up — it's still cold and snowy in much of the country. For a little relief from the elements here are five ribald reads to ignite the most fiery of passions.

Madonna, Who Wrote The Book On Sex, Thinks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is 'Not Very Sexy'

Sorry, film critics of the world: Madonna just offered the only "Fifty Shades of Grey" review we need. While the Internet continues to debate the virtue of the movie's rather tame BDSM sex scenes, let the queen of provocation assess the source material's merits.<p>"Yes, I have," the singer said when …

9 Secrets About The Making Of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1"

Get an exclusive first look at behind-the-scenes pics and audio commentary from the creators of The Hunger Games.

Adultery for adults: Lies, infidelity and the fantasy of cheating

Lies threaten love but can also be essential — sometimes the key is figuring out which truths matter most<p>It was September 2000, and three of us were sitting on the steps of Waggener Hall in the warm Texas sun, arguing about the German philosopher and mathematician Gottlob Frege. I was pretending to …

141 Thoughts I Had While Watching "Fifty Shades Of Grey"

No. 78: Oh, that's a full bush. Warning: Spoilers ahead, obviously.<p>Having never read <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> — the first installment of E.L. James' international best-selling book trilogy that began as <i>Twilight</i> fanfic — all I knew going in to see the film adaptation were the broad strokes: Anastasia …

The Best Books on the Heart

Whether it’s a beating muscle or one more metaphorical, the heart finds its way into poetry, fiction, medical writing, adventure stories, and even, …

A Dominatrix Reviews ‘50 Shades of Grey'

The BDSM phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters Friday. Mistress D. Sandoval, a veteran New York City dominatrix, breaks down what it gets …

Dangerous Freedoms And Fading Memories In 'Find Me'

Laura Van Den Berg is one of the most admired short story writers in the country, and readers have been eagerly awaiting her first novel, <i>Find Me.</i> The book opens with a sickness sweeping the country: It obliterates memory, then kills. In the middle of this is Joy, a lonely young woman who works at a …

Is Christian And Anastasia's Relationship In "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Abusive?

Those who've read the book and those who've seen the film might have different opinions as to whether or not the BDSM story glamorizes sexual abuse. BuzzFeed News Chief Los Angeles Correspondent Kate Aurthur and Film Critic Alison Willmore discuss its take on sex and romance. Spoilers!<p><b>Alison</b> …

Stephanie Perkins' top 10 most romantic books

I'm drawn to romance. If a novel or film or television show has even a hint of a love story, it's guaranteed to be the element in which I'll find myself the most heavily invested. I crave stolen glances. Declarations of adoration. Passionate first kisses.<p>It's unsurprising that my own novels are …

Three Books To Light Your Fire For Valentine's Day

So another Valentine's Day is sneaking up on us, and I have to tell you, I'm feeling a little odd. I have now been married 20 years, and while I still love my husband very much, the older I get, the more Valentine's Day seems to be for younger lovers.<p>There are hundreds of reasons to love romance …

Love is like cocaine: The remarkable, terrifying neuroscience of romance

Yes, you really are addicted to love<p>On popular websites, we read headlines such as “Scientists are finding that love really is a chemical addiction between people.” Love, of course, is not literally a chemical addiction. It’s a drive perhaps, or a feeling or an emotion, but not a chemical addiction …

I will fix your heart: The greatest Valentine’s Day medical story ever

The secret history of one of the earliest American heart surgeries — and a courageous African-American doctor<p><i>Any surgeon who would attempt an operation of the heart should lose the respect of his colleagues.</i><br>— T. H. Billroth, German surgeon<p>It was July of 1893, and the city of Chicago was melting. It …

We Sent 10 People To See 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' On Opening Night. We Are Sorry.

So, hot or not?<p>"Fifty Shades of Grey" opened in wide release on Friday night and, in the name of journalism, we sent 10 lucky people to see it and report their findings. The group included two married couples, two close guy friends, two single gals and a couple on a blind date.<p>Did they enjoy the …

Why we love back rubs, chili peppers and the sex from “50 Shades”: David Linden on the strange science of touch

The author tackles some of the biggest questions from his new book: “Do I want this? Is this sexual? Is this good?”<p>I have this annoying tendency -- a tic, really -- to sit and stroke the same piece of hair over and over again throughout the day as I work. I run the same half-inch-wide collection of …

Like Helen Macdonald’s <i>H is for Hawk</i>, and Richard Mabey’s <i>Nature Cure</i> before it, Katharine Norbury’s <i>The Fish Ladder</i> is at heart an examination of the consoling effect of the natural world on human grief and torment. Having lost a longed-for baby she was carrying, Norbury sets out, sometimes …

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Staff Picks: Russell Edson, William Vollmann, Andrew O'Hagan

By The Paris Review February 13, 2015<p>A still from <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i>.<p>Among the more consistent sets of questions to appear in <i>Paris Review</i> interviews are those regarding one’s influences. It’s a funny line to track throughout the Writers at Work series—and one, I’d venture, that often says a lot …

Vanessa and Her Sister review – Bloomsbury reimagined

In this impressive novel, everyone is afraid of Virginia Woolf, particularly her elder sister, the artist Vanessa Bell, who has assumed a maternal responsibility for her troubled, brilliant sibling after the death of their parents.<p>In the reams of biography, memoir and fiction generated by the …

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