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Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey

When Fifty Was Fic

by Anne Jamisonon the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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“It’s not Jane Austen.”

My mother’s blanket critique of all books, excepting the six of which it isn’t true, applied with equal disapproval to Samuel Beckett and, I would imagine, to Fifty Shades of Grey, although my particular mommy is not likely to make it through the first page of that book. (As in, Mom, I’m in the Wall Street Journal. –how exciting, what for? Amateur BDSM erotica, what else? –is this about that book again?) My mother would apply her phrase equally to Twilight, which she’s also unlikely to read, although Stephenie Meyer claims a “classical inspiration” for each of the saga’s books and identifies the first volume with Pride and Prejudice. Presumably, Meyer has in mind the basic structure of “Boy meets girl. Boy hates … read more»

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Diagnostic Notes, Case Histories, and Profiles of Acute Hybridity in Grey's Anatomy

by Sarah Wendellon Grey's Anatomy

Subject presents with symptoms in discord: high ratings and position as top ten primetime show contrast with cult devotion and frequent online involvement by fans in show plotlines. “Coolness” factor rising through innovative episode topics, but popularity increase may cause decrease in same factor, and decrease total numbers of dedicated … read more»

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The Girl Who Was on Fire

Crime of Fashion

by Terri Clarkon the Hunger Games trilogy

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and
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–Coco Chanel

By its very definition, “fashion statement” means our clothes speak for us. When a person thinks of that phrase, they are most likely to picture someone whose conscientious choice of attire stands out and evokes a … read more»

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The Killer Within

by Adi Jaffeon Dexter

There’s something a little bit off about Dexter Morgan. While this may not seem to be an outlandish claim for a man whose primary recreational pastime is the abduction and dismemberment of some of society’s least savory characters, it has nevertheless been at the core of the series bearing his … read more»

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Getting Out There

by Jamie Chamberson Glee
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Will Schuester is a well-liked Spanish teacher who fondly remembers his younger days as a star performer in the William McKinley High School glee club. He … read more»

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