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Meet 'Fifty Shades' Author In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver is swooning over the filming of "Fifty Shades of Grey" in the city, and now fans of the popular book franchise can meet the author face to f...

You Could Be In '50 Shades Of Grey'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Fancy yourself as Christian Grey? Or Anastasia Steele, perhaps? Or perhaps you just see yourself in that whole "50 Shades Of Grey" milieu. Well, i...

Why The Bad Boys of Fiction are Bad for Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 12.29.2012 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

With the final instalment of the Twilight franchise hitting cinemas soon, I am reminded that the fabled bad boy may make for good fiction, but seldom does he make a great catch in real life. Don't believe me? Just ask Rihanna. What duty, if any, do authors have to create strong female leads (and males who respect them)?

Why I Refuse to Read Fifty Shades of Grey

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Canada
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Is it abnormal to be generally embarrassed by the overall heaving and titillation that accompanies the mere mention of this book's title? The whole thing is a bit over the top, even more so now that the book has been officially cited as "Mommy Porn."

50 Shades of F***ed Up

Birute Regine | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Living
Birute Regine

What ticks me off is not the book itself but the media's spin on it and the questions it raises and doesn't raise. This spin isn't about sex, it's about power. The bondage narrative moves women back from little power to no power.