People Are Victim-Blaming Hannah Anderson, and It’s Depressing as Hell

It’s hard to say what’s more disheartening about the way some people in the media — both social and regular old-person media — have been casting Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old kidnapping victim whose mother and brother were allegedly tortured and killed by James Lee DiMaggio before he took Anderson to a remote… » 8/18/13 1:30pm 8/18/13 1:30pm

Elle Fanning Plays a Coy Wood Nymph for Lolita Lempicka Perfume

14-year-old Elle Fanning, actress and sister to Dakota, is now the face of Lolita Lempicka, the fragrance by the French designer of the same name. Lempicka's legal name is Josiane Maryse Pividal, but she began working under the pseudonym as an homage to Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, the 1950s novel chronicling a… » 9/21/12 6:00pm 9/21/12 6:00pm

Reading Lolita In America: Where Victim Becomes Vixen

There's a new interview » 9/03/08 6:30pm 9/03/08 6:30pm on with Graham Vickers, the author of , in which the author explores the way the icon has entered the culture - and how thoroughly that perception distorts Nabokov's actual novel. Nowadays, a Lolita is any underage temptress - "from Amy Fisher to Hard Candy" - whereas the character is very…