Feng Xiaogang’s ‘I Am Not Madame Bovary’ Defies Chinese Censorship |

Originally slated for release on September 30th, Feng Xiaogang’s dark comedy will finally hit theaters on November 18th. I am not Madame Bovary (我不是潘金莲), who is highly regarded by Chinese director Feng Xiaogang, has already passed China’s film censorship board with some cuts and hit the screens November 18. The dark film about Fan Bingbing, … Read more

Download and read: Middlemarch | National Catholic Press Officer

Editor’s Note: “Take and Read” is a weekly blog that features other contributors’ thoughts on a specific book that changed their life. Good books, according to Congregation of St. Agnes Sr. Dianne Bergant and Michael Daley, “can inspire, affirm, challenge, change, and disturb.” Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Lifeby George Eliot(William Blackwood and Sons, 1871-72) … Read more

Book Reviews by Ruth Ware

Welcome to Shelf Life, ELLE.com’s book column, where authors share their unforgettable reads. If you are looking for a book that will comfort you, move you deeply, and maybe even make you laugh, consider a recommendation from the writers of our history, like you (while you are here), love books. Maybe one of their favorite … Read more

Middlemarch Partners Expands Its Geographic Reach and Adds New Partners

NEW YORK, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Middlemarch Partners, a New york-based merchant banking firm, is pleased to announce that it has expanded its portfolio of financial services and business firms with the appointment of Andrew Marquardt a Alex Kim as a Friend. In the past three years, Middlemarch has completed more than $140M of … Read more

He is a bad boy

A 1905 portrait of Emma Bovary and her daughter Berthe in Gustave Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.”Composition by Alfred de Richemont. Illustrated by Charles Chessa. This article is adapted from “Frantumaglia,” a collection of writings and interviews by Elena Ferrante, translated by Ann Goldstein, out November 1 from Europa Editions. The middle pages were originally conceived as … Read more