Inside the Push for a More Diverse Romance Genre

It was inspiring to watch the authors picking up trophies at the RT Book Reviews awards ceremony in Dallas. Many were successful middle-aged women who’d started writing romances as a second career, supportive husbands cheering them on. But—as reflects the publishing business overall—it was a fairly white group, and… » 5/22/15 12:50pm Friday 12:50pm

Anna Kendrick is Writing a Book of Funnies

Cool Girl Anna Kendrick is now adding the title of ‘published author’ to her résumé. The Pitch Perfect 2 actress has just signed a deal to write a collection of humorous personal essays for Touchstone. Kendrick is known for her clever tweets and scene-stealing wit so a book of LOLs sounds like a pretty good move.
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New Twilight Bad Lip Reading Still A Better Love Story than Twilight

Welp, they've done it again. The geniuses behind all those Bad Lip Reading videos are back with yet another take on Twilight. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving, and this time it features a catchy new musical number! I have seen absolutely zero Twilight Saga movies to date, but this appears to be the only … » 4/27/14 1:30pm 4/27/14 1:30pm

Which words turn up most in Hunger Games, Twilight, and Harry Potter?

Certainly The Hunger Games and Twilight are very different media experiences, but how do the YA series differ in their actual vocabulary and sentence structure? Slate put together a textual analysis of Suzanne Collins and Stephenie Meyer's series, alongside J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels. » 11/23/13 1:37pm 11/23/13 1:37pm

Behold the HORRIFYING robot baby that was too creepy for Twilight

Ever wonder, "Hey, why was the spawn of Twilight lovers Bella and Edward such a hideous CG monster troll?" Well, guess what? It could have been much, much worse. Behold the animatronic monster so hideous it scared the cast of Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2, and had to be cut from the film. » 11/04/13 10:50pm 11/04/13 10:50pm

The Most Ridiculous Mystical Pregnancies in Fiction

The magic pregnancy is a staple science fiction and fantasy fiction. Whether it's the impending birth of a savior, the coming of some form of Antichrist, or some kind of experiment, speculative fiction has been the home of a lot of ridiculous stories of pregnancy and birth. Here are the most absurd ones. » 10/13/13 10:00pm 10/13/13 10:00pm

Does The Mortal Instruments Flop Mark the End of the Supernatural Craze?

There have been no shortage of schadenfreude-triggering box office flops this summer, but The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones weekend stumble to an approximately $9.3 million haul initially seems like a mystery. Weren’t Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments books really popular? Doesn’t the story of an angst-ridden… » 8/25/13 6:00pm 8/25/13 6:00pm

Stephenie Meyer Is Just as Tired of Twilight as Everyone Else

Stephenie Meyer, author of the only series of books that can truly call themselves Mormon vampire erotica for teenagers, is busy being a movie producer these days, running her own production company called Fickle Fish Films and preparing for the release of Austenland (it comes out tomorrow, and you basically have to… » 8/15/13 9:15pm 8/15/13 9:15pm

Robert Pattinson is Face of Dior Homme, But What About L'eau de R.Patz?

Robert Pattinson has just announced as the new impossibly perfect face of Dior Homme, joining Jude Law as one of Dior's professional smolderers. Advertisements for fragrances are always iffy— linking scent to some sort of untouchable image of wealth and/or sex always results in some freaky 30 second clip made by… » 6/12/13 6:15pm 6/12/13 6:15pm

NSA Leaker's Romantic Life Reads Like Escapist Fan Fiction

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden gave up his freedom to leak classified and critical government secrets that warrant our utmost attention. He relinquished his own privacy so we would know that ours is under attack. But naturally, media outlets are much more concerned with tracking down Lindsay Mills, his… » 6/11/13 11:50am 6/11/13 11:50am

Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Is a Self-Proclaimed Feminist

When you think of some of the least feminist characters in popular literature over the past 10 years, chances are that Bella Swan from the Twilight Saga is one of the first characters who comes to mind. Lacking the intelligence, kindness and resourcefulness of Harry Potter's Hermione or the strength, independence or… » 3/11/13 7:20pm 3/11/13 7:20pm