Publishers Weekly has pronounced "Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James the publishing person of the year, a decision about as shocking as her books' brand of light bondage. Still, it wouldn't be publishing if there wasn't a bit of righteous indignation. Fortunately the Washington Post's "totally hip book reviewer" Ron Charles wears his lightly. Still, if he had a grave he'd be spinning in it.
Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.