Posts Tagged ‘Jane Austen’

The Morning After: “SUV of Male Privilege” Edition

More from Tiger Beatdown on manlit: This time, Garland Grey on the role of privilege in co-opting Jane Austen, a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
Austen had to work very hard to hammer out a structure and a flow and a rhythm to the story, and you pull up next to that process in [...]

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Plenty Courtly, But Where are the Fucking Zombies?

In this week's paper, I reviewed Seth Grahame-Smith's foray into undead Jane Austen adaptation, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies:
With his first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Seth Grahame-Smith invents a genre: In an undead Jane Austen adaptation, there must be brains, and there must be braaaaains. Unfortunately, Grahame-Smith is already breaking the rules.
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Podcast: Five Minutes* You’ll Never Get Back

Welcome back to another edition of Five Minutes* You'll Never Get Back, City Paper's sex and politics podcast. This week, City Lights Editor Mike Riggs and I discuss the pros and cons of cinema's most recent abstinence-only vegetarian tween vampire phenomenon, Twilight. (Our usual cohort, Intern Bobby, gets a pass this week).

Topics discussed: Jane Austen, [...]