Doctor Who Has Joined Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Which Lives

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies continues to lurch toward theaters in fits and starts. Supposedly filming starts September 24—and erstwhile Doctor Matt Smith just joined the cast. By God you will watch Lizzie Bennett fight the living and you'll like it, America. » 9/18/14 6:50pm 9/18/14 6:50pm

Is Jane Austen So Popular Because Her Books Are Kinda Just Highbrow …

Why are women so obsessed with Jane Austen? This year marks the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, and the Wall Street Journal reports that novelists/scholars/biographers/filmmakers are ON IT. » 1/25/13 3:40pm 1/25/13 3:40pm

Chicago Pride Parade Floats' Tires Slashed

Today's a great day for gay people, parade-loving people, friends of gays and parade lovers, and those of us with extensive sequined thong and feather boa collections that just don't get enough play. In spite of the wide net cast by an event designed to celebrate diversity, acceptance, and love, it isn't all joy and… » 6/26/11 11:35am 6/26/11 11:35am

Carey Mulligan Told "Marry A Banker" Rather Than Act

Strangely enough, when Carey Mulligan isn't posing for the goons at Vogue, she can look quite lovely. And has some interesting things to say! Wonderland and Interview buttonnhole the actress on Shia LaBoeuf, acting, and why awards season is "scary." » 4/12/10 7:20pm 4/12/10 7:20pm

Lindsay And Ungaro Part Ways; YSL Designer Sues Paper For Reprinting…

Literary Ambitions

In Martin Amis' opinion, Pride and Prejudice would be improved by a "twenty-page sex scene featuring the two principals, with Mr. Darcy, furthermore, acquitting himself uncommonly well." (As if that's in question.) [USA Today] » 11/19/09 6:20pm 11/19/09 6:20pm


It makes a certain kind of aesthetic sense that Ruben Toledo should illustrate "Penguin Classics Deluxe Editions" of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and The Scarlet Letter. Now, if we can just get his wife to costume them...[Nylon] » 6/24/09 6:30pm 6/24/09 6:30pm

Pride And Prejudice: The Comic Book

Currently riding a wave of zombie-infested hype, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is given yet another form, thanks to Rita Award-winner Nancy Butler's comic adaptation of the novel, which was recently released by Marvel Comics. » 4/18/09 12:45pm 4/18/09 12:45pm

Yes, They Did

"Elton John's Rocket Pictures is mounting Pride and Predator, about 18th century English people who find their flirtations and courtships interrupted by an invasion of monsters from outer space." [Ain't It Cool News] » 2/17/09 12:45pm 2/17/09 12:45pm

Zombie Nation

Apparently Jezebels aren't the only ones tickled by the idea of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The upcoming title that launched a thousand puns has become a viral internet phenomenon! [Media Bistro] » 2/10/09 3:30pm 2/10/09 3:30pm

Killing Jane

Um. Seth Grahame-Smith's new novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, is a "delightful comedy of manners" featuring Elizabeth, Darcy, and the undead. I'd say Jane was rolling, but she probably stopped caring long ago. [Mediabistro] » 1/29/09 11:45am 1/29/09 11:45am

Science Discovers What Books Are For: Evolution

Many a recalcitrant student has asked, "What's the point of reading?" Now science has an answer — but you might not like it. » 1/15/09 5:00pm 1/15/09 5:00pm

A recent study reported in showed that novels — or at least Victorian novels — might serve an evolutionary purpose by reinforcing communal values. Scientists distributed a questionnaire about…

Jane Austen Has Nothing To Do With The Discussion

There's a piece » 10/29/08 12:30pm 10/29/08 12:30pm in Britain's about how Jane Austen weathered her own "banking crisis." Her brother was a banker who had business problems; it was stressful. In other words, it had exactly nothing to do with the global economic situation. Look, gang, I love Jane Austen as much as the next gal, but can we please have a…

Calling all Jane Austen enthusiasts! The Governor's House in Hyde Park, Vermont, has scheduled a series of four Jane Austen-themed weekends during which her novel Persuasion will be discussed along with afternoon tea and carriage rides. Suzanne Boden, owner of the Governor's House, says of the weekends, "I'm hoping… » 6/17/08 3:50pm 6/17/08 3:50pm

Are You "Practical", "Wildly Impulsive" or "Vulgar"? Ask Jane Austen

Missing today's installment of the book nerdy Fine Lines? Well, our writer is on vacation — so perhaps you can get your YA fix from this handy Radar quiz on teen novels. But! The Telegraph has a quiz to help you determine which character in Sense and Sensibility you are most like. Are you an Elinor ("Sense"), someone… » 1/04/08 4:00pm 1/04/08 4:00pm