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The 18-Year-Long Story Behind Mr. Malcolm's List

Great stories take time, and it took plenty of it to create Refinery29's latest Shatterbox film Mr. Malcolm's List.Writer Suzanne Allain first dreamt up the plot 18 years ago in the form of a short story about a man's list of qualifications for a romantic partner — and what happened when it got into the wrong hands. That seemingly simple premise became the starting point of Allain's Jane Austen-inspired novel, Mr. Malcolm's List.Years later, Allain decided to turn her novel into a screenplay, i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, Hollywood, London, Kodak, Jane Austen, Warner Brothers, Jones, Emma, Julia, Amazon Studios, Malcolm, Selena, Allain, Emma Holly Jones


Filmmaker Emma Holly Jones On Mr. Malcolm's List, Jane Austen & Tinder In 19th Century London

If you ask her, Emma Holly Jones was practically born to make Mr. Malcolm's List. "I grew up in love with Jane Austen," the 30-year-old filmmaker says. "I'm named after Emma, I've always had that book on my bedside table, and I've watched every period drama that's ever been made."Jones never thought she would have a chance to create a new period piece — an Austen remake, sure, but something truly original seemed too rare a find. Enter Suzanne Allain's Mr. Malcolm's List, and the screenplay's ri...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, London, Jane Austen, Jones, Emma, Julia, Gemma, Darcy, Austen, Malcolm, Holly Jones, Gemma Chan, The Black List, Lizzie Bennet


Dancing to Jane Austen’s Beat

An annual celebration, this year attended by some 300 costumed revelers, is one of the regular events around the country that unite both the novelist’s hard-core fans and period dance enthusiasts.
Tags: News, Jane Austen


On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: First up, a co...
Tags: Amazon, Books, London, Mac, Time, Alabama, Brooklyn, New York Times, Jane Austen, Warren, Mars, Charles, Anna, Maggie, Eddie, Richard


7 Romantic, Non-Lame, Can’t-Miss DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Gal

Valentine’s Day is in two weeks; have you thought about what you’re going to get for your lady love? Chocolates and flowers are pretty boring and cliche. Jewelry is expensive, and equally unoriginal. She might swear she wants “nothing,” but what she usually means is that she doesn’t want anything big. She’s probably still hoping for some small acknowledgment of the holiday, even just a card. And if she thinks she’s okay with your skipping even that, she’d still be thrilled — especially so give...
Tags: Marriage, Life, Dating, Jane Austen, Projects, Manly Skills, Relationships & Family, Primer Magazine


These Are The Best Quotes To Put In Your Instagram Bio

First impressions are extremely important — especially on social media. Oftentimes, people glance at your profile for just a few seconds before deciding if they want to see more, or click away.Knowing this, it's important to make sure you're setting the right tone on your page, whether you're a business, an influencer, or just a, you know, regular person.If you want to leverage your Instagram to pique the right people's interest, maintain engagement, and encourage new followers, you might want ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Virginia, Berlin, Jane Austen, Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Margaret, Anni Albers, Jenna Woginrich5, Anna Wintour4, Dieter F Uchtdorf3, Steve Jobs4, Frida Kahlo5, Hannah Arendt3, Sylvia Plath4


Art-loving Sister Wendy Beckett really was a one-off masterpiece, says JANE FRYER 

For more than half her long life, Sister Wendy Beckett lived in a small, chilly caravan in a copse in the grounds of Quidenham, an enclosed Carmelite monastery in Norfolk. Her daily routine was one of contemplation, solitude and total silence. She rose at 1am — the optimum time, she insisted, for prayer — worked for a couple of hours, perhaps translating medieval manuscripts, took in Morning Office and Mass, wrote spiritual meditations on contemporary art and prayed for seven hours before turnin...
Tags: England, Religion, Bbc, South Africa, Liverpool, Oxford, Mother, Jane Austen, Catholic Church, Edinburgh, Catholic, God, Germaine Greer, Johannesburg, Norfolk, Peter Pan


How to find a fabulous Spa Break in Bath – the Macdonald Bath Hotel and Spa

The Romans bathed in it, the Georgians drank it and Jane Austen wrote about the fashionable society that flocked to enjoy it – I’m talking of course about the thermal spa waters in Bath. While you can no longer bathe in the public Roman Baths, which are open as a visitor attraction, there are plenty of hotels offering spa breaks in Bath. We enjoyed a one night spa break with Spabreaks, whose website has plenty of different options to choose from, including the historic Macdonald Bath hotel ...
Tags: Travel, England, Featured, Podcasts, Hotels, Activities, United Kingdom, Jane Austen, Bath, Relax, Spa & Pampering, Spa Break, UK & Europe, Macdonald Bath Hotel, Macdonald Bath


Where to go for a fabulous Spa Break in Bath – the Macdonald Bath Hotel and Spa

The Romans bathed in it, the Georgians drank it and Jane Austen wrote about the fashionable society that flocked to enjoy it – I’m talking of course about the thermal spa waters in Bath. While you can no longer bathe in the public Roman Baths, which are open as a visitor attraction, there are plenty of hotels offering spa breaks in Bath. We enjoyed a one night spa break with Spabreaks, whose website has plenty of different options to choose from, including the historic Macdonald Bath hotel ...
Tags: Travel, England, Featured, Podcasts, Hotels, Activities, United Kingdom, Jane Austen, Bath, Relax, Spa & Pampering, Spa Break, UK & Europe, Macdonald Bath Hotel, Macdonald Bath


'Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers' Brings Forth a Time When, Unlike Today, Women Made Lots of Movies

None During the first 30 years of cinema, when the frontiers were open and the language of film reinvented itself every day, more women were involved in producing and directing films than at any time until this century. A new box set is devoted to demonstrating this and attempting to explain why that gravy train ground to a halt as America's commercial industry consolidated in Hollywood. Among the many silent film packages issued in 2018, the crowning glory is Kino Lorber's magnificently curat...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Hollywood, Molly, India, US, America, Ireland, North Dakota, Jane Austen, Algeria, Silent Film, Library Of Congress, Oscar Wilde, Gaumont


10 approachable must-read classics

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don


10 must-read classic books for beginners

Classical literature constitutes a notable piece of work that has enduring quality over the years.The ranks of classics encompasses a small number of works over many languages. These works are accessible and timeless.Classic literature isn't usually on a leisure reader's list. Classics tend to evoke views of dusty tomes, unapproachable texts or mere ornaments in some ersatz library. Mention to someone that you're reading Moby Dick, Brave New World, or some other renowned classic and you're sure...
Tags: Books, History, George Orwell, Innovation, Classics, Literature, Jane Austen, Harper Lee, Rochester, Mark Twain, Colin Firth, Dick, Personal Growth, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, Don


Jane Austen? Family say note establishes disputed portrait's identity

Personal ‘history’ believed to have been written by the novelist’s grand-niece is ‘absolutely emphatic about the fact it’s a portrait’ of the novelistAn overlooked note that may have been written by Jane Austen’s great-niece Fanny Caroline Lefroy could put an end to the long-running question mark over an oil painting its owners believe is a depiction of the novelist as a teenager – a claim that has long been disputed by art experts.Showing a young girl in a flowing white muslin dress with a cap ...
Tags: Art, Books, Painting, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Jane Austen, Francis, British Library, National Portrait Gallery, Rice, Jane, Cassandra, Austen, Humphry


'Unmarriageable' Sets 'Pride And Prejudice' In Pakistan

You may not think the world needs another retelling of Jane Austen's classic, but Soniah Kamal's Unmarriageable has an undercurrent of social and political commentary that makes it a worthwhile read.(Image credit: )
Tags: News, Pakistan, Jane Austen, Soniah Kamal


‘Mamma Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


"The president of the United States has many faults, but let’s not ignore this one: He cannot write sentences."

"If a tree falls in a forrest and no one is there to hear it … wait: Pretty much all of you noticed that mistake, right? Yet Wednesday morning, the president did not; he released a tweet referring to 'forrest fires' twice, as if these fires were set by Mr. Gump. Trump’s serial misuse of public language is one of many shortcomings that betray his lack of fitness for the presidency. Trump’s writing suggests not just inadequate manners or polish—not all of us need be dainty—but inadequate thought. ...
Tags: Comics, Supreme Court, Law, White House, United States, Jane Austen, Random House, Hemingway, Spelling, Wilson, Trump, John Keats, John Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Andrew Jackson


‘Mama Mia’ Music Producer Nick Gilpin’s Stylishly Revived Georgian Manse

If houses could talk this one might say, “Mamma mia, here we go again.” It sits at the center of a crescent of Georgian dwellings that overlook the historic English city of Bath: Jane Austen would take long walks here for the rarefied air and the views. Used as University of Bath housing for the last 60 years, the building required a tag team of professionals to convert it back to a single family manse. Architect Jonathan Rhind stepped up to the task of removing the institutional additions and r...
Tags: Books, London, France, Britain, Jane Austen, Cornwall, Jack, Mia, Blenheim Palace, NICK, Islington, University Of Bath, Mamma Mia, Jonathan, Howe, Harding


1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in January: Enroll Today

FYI. 1,700 MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of January MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from the Yale course " Music and Social Action ."   Music and Social Action  - Yale University on Coursera - January 7 (9 weeks) Introduction to Philosoph...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, College, Harvard University, Jane Austen, Einstein, MOOCs, University of Toronto, University Of Oslo, Facebook Twitter, Wesleyan University, Philosophy University of Edinburgh, Enroll Today, Plato His Predecessors University of Pennsylvania, Global Celebrity University of Southampton


New Leaf Vote for February 2019 • Let's Make a Deal: Trade Secrets

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in February 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Books, UK, England, New York, London, Patricia Highsmith, Australia, China, Germany, India, US, Frankfurt, Britain, Italy


To Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, The Merchant-Ivory Screenplays Were A Hobby

Notwithstanding the fact that she won Oscars for two of her scripts (A Room with a View and Howards End) for the filmmaking couple, she considered herself primarily a prose writer. Historian Maya Jasanoff offers a survey of her work, which she characterizes as a blend of Jane Austen and V.S. Naipaul. — The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Jane Austen, Words, Naipaul, Maya Jasanoff, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, 01.07.19


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 23rd

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:...
Tags: Music, India, David, New York Times, Jane Austen, Vancouver, Fast Company, Vox, Columbia, Alyssa Cole, Forbes, Cbc, Northern California, Mother Jones, Benjamin, Paris Review


"Best Books of 2018" Lists Update - December 21st

For the eleventh straight year, I am aggregating every online year-end book list I find in this post. As the lists appear online, I will add them to the master list, updating daily. Previous updates to the master list of online "best books of 2018" lists. See also: Largehearted Boy's list of essential and interesting 2018 music lists. Please consider making a donation or leaving a tip to Largehearted Boy to support posts like these. Today's Updates to the Online "Best of 2018" Book Lists:...
Tags: Music, India, David, New York Times, Jane Austen, Vancouver, Fast Company, Vox, Columbia, Alyssa Cole, Forbes, Cbc, Northern California, Mother Jones, Benjamin, Paris Review


There’s Going To Be A Royal Wedding in 2019 — & It’s Identical To Harry & Meghan’s

St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle has been booked up all year with Royal Weddings. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony in May was the event of the year, followed by Princess Eugenie’s wedding in the same venue —and now it looks like 2019 will have a Royal Wedding of its own.Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of the Queen’s cousin, will get married at St. George’s Chapel in the spring followed by a reception at Frogmore House, where Harry and Meghan also had their reception. The “Meghan...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Daily Mail, Jane Austen, Harry, Kevin Spacey, Kent, St George, Michael, Kim Kardashian West, George, Meghan, Windsor Castle, Eugenie, Gabriella, MEGHAN MARKLE


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 21-28

      MUSYCA Children’s Choir, located in the San Fernando Valley, in 2017 at the Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at the Music Center. (Photo courtesy of the Music Center)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration: Mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman and actor Brian White host ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Christmas, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, New Year's Eve, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


27 Great Writers Who Are Gone But Not Forgotten [Instagram infographic]

It’s a sign of great writers when their works outlive them and continue to entertain readers for generations. From classic writers like William Shakespeare and Jane Austen, to more modern literary icons such as Maya Angelou, their poems, novels, and plays have all left behind a lasting legacy. In the age of social media, we […] The post 27 Great Writers Who Are Gone But Not Forgotten [Instagram infographic] appeared first on WTD.
Tags: Motivation, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Maya Angelou, Freelance, Be Inspired


Amazon’s Vanity Fair Is a Master Class in Adapting Classic Novels for a Modern Audience

Classics may be classic for a reason, but that doesn’t mean they age perfectly. In the 21st century, it seems impossible that marriage could satisfy the intellectual appetites of a whip-smart Jane Austen heroine, or that The Merchant of Venice could have been intended as a positive representation of Jews. Even thornier are stories whose…
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Television, News, Uncategorized, Jane Austen, Venice, TV Reviews


Thought for the day, Dec. 17, 2018

  Jane Austen (Portrait by Cassandra Austen/public domain)   Jane Austen, English novelist “Elizabeth, having rather expected to affront him, was amazed at his gallantry; but there was a mixture of sweetness and archness in her manner which made it difficult for her to affront anybody; and Darcy had never been so bewitched by any woman as he was by her. He really believed, that were it not for the inferiority of her connections, he should be in some danger.” (from “Pride and Prejudice,” 1...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Jane Austen, Local News, Elizabeth, Darcy, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day, Cassandra Austen


The Best Movies For Getting Over Your Ex

Listen. Our goal here is simple: to help you curate the perfect Rolodex of movies that will help you deal if or when things with your loved one fall apart. And, to help us in our quest for catharsis, we’ve consulted the very academic Kübler-Ross model of handling grief, which divides the process into five stages: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance (because, above all else, we here at Refinery29 are nothing if not academics, of course).There are many different types of breakup...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, Keira Knightley, Ben Affleck, Disney, Toronto, Los Angeles, Julia Roberts, Carrie Fisher, Fox, Vienna, Ireland, Paris


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Dec. 14-21

    Montana Bitterroot brooch, made up of mostly pink Montana sapphires, by Paula Crevoshay, is part of the Art of the Jewel, The Crevoshay Collection exhibit through May 12 at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Crevoshay Studio)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Disney on Ice – Da...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Christmas, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, New Year's Eve, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


The 10 Best Keira Knightley Performances

The 10 best Keira Knightley performances Keira Knightley is one of Hollywood’s most respected and consistently excellent actresses.  In the 16 short years since she broke out in Bend it like Beckham , she has garnered a lot of award recognition.  It includes two Oscar nominations, three Golden Globe nominations, and two BAFTA nominations.  If there is a young woman role in a costume drama, Keira is almost always the go to.  Also, she is almost always amazing.  However, she isn’t all about...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Hollywood, Movies, Keira Knightley, New York City, Article, David Cronenberg, David Beckham, BAFTA, Jane Austen, Diana, Steve Carell, Dodge, Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman