Beatrix Potter

The triumphant return of Rebel Girls: ‘We are proud our book has become a symbol of resistance'

Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo share how sexism in Silicon Valley inspired their wildly successful feminist primer Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, and reveal who has made it into book two<p>There’s a book my younger daughter asks me to read to her every night. Over the years I’ve recited <i>The</i> …

Books

Box Office: 'Fifty Shades Freed' Tops $300 Million, Pushing 'Fifty Shades' Trilogy To $1.25 Billion

In holdover news, <i>Fifty Shades Freed</i> crossed $300 million worldwide. The third film in the E.L. James erotic bondage trilogy has now earned $306.7m on a $55m budget, including $217.4m overseas. The film should have around $6.7m (-61%) for its third domestic weekend, bringing its domestic cume to …

Celebrity News

The craze for painted rocks is sweeping through Cornwall and we love it - Cornwall Live

There is a craze making people happy and children smile that's sweeping through Cornwall - painted rocks.<p>From Penzance to Bude, Newquay to St …

Controversy PR: how brands cash in on the offence economy

It shouldn’t surprise us that brands have attempted to make money from outrage.<p>The opposite of virtue is not Vice. It’s the Daily Mail. This week, Centre Parcs announced that it would be joining an increasing number of brands – Lego, Paperchase, the Southbank Centre – who have chosen to stop …

Public Relations

Nick Expands Noggin Lineup With 'PAW Patrol'

All-new educational play-along videos from ‘Blaze and the Monster Machines,’ ‘Bubble Guppies’ and ‘Team Umizoomi’ also added to the Nick app.

PAW Patrol

Off the Clock: What the Lit Hub Staff is Doing This Weekend

Because I am incapable of loving anything a normal and judicious amount, I will be attending my third screening of <i>Phantom Thread</i> on Saturday night, …

Books

The Puerile Emptiness of “Peter Rabbit”

In 1936, Walt Disney approached Beatrix Potter with a proposal: he wished to make an animated movie based on “The Tale of Peter Rabbit,” the classic children’s story, from 1902, with which she had begun her career. Potter’s biographers report that she turned Disney down, saying that her …

Culture

Royal Mint launches four new Beatrix Potter coins for 2018

Get your hands on them, pronto<p>If you're a big fan of the Royal Mint's Beatrix Potter 50p coins, then listen up because a new designs have just been …

Books

'Peter Rabbit' comes under fire for weaponizing blackberries

Sony Pictures is under fire for a scene in its new 'Peter Rabbit' film, which critics say trivializes food allergies when a herd of rambunctious …

Animation

Allison Janney Met Princess Kate While Barefoot

The Late Late Show with James CordenMore>><p>Updated:Thursday, February 22 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-22 21:30:50 GMT<p>After James congratulates Allison …

Kate Middleton

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Welcome To New York, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri: Know Your Releases

This Friday sees an varied array of releases from Bollywood and Hollywood in the form of Luv Ranjan's <i>Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety</i>, the Karan Johar-Diljit …

Bollywood