Here’s to Mrs. Robinson

Film still, The Graduate, 1967, MGM

The Graduate captured the anxieties and possibilities of a changing sexual culture.

Is it love?

Film still, Eric Selinger, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

We might not recognize love in another time and place says scholar Eric Selinger.

Choosing SEALs

Film still, Suzanne Brockmann, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Suzanne Brockmann tells the Popular Romance Project how she chose to write about SEALs.

Is love universal?

Film still, Eric Selinger, Joseph Friedman, Popular Romance Project

Is love the same around the globe? Scholar Eric Selinger say no – it has fascinating variations.

Feminist romance

Kayla Sawyer, "Feminist Fist," Flickr, 2009.

Popular romance scholars may now be ‘splitters’ instead of ‘lumpers,’ says Jackie C. Horne of Romance Novels for Feminists.

Christmas past

Postcard, Herzliche Neujahrsgruße!, August Rokl, New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Historical authors are sometimes caught between historical accuracy and meeting reader expectations. How do they compromise?