A Million Little Pieces is being revived as a movie for our more truth-flexible modern era

Ah, 2006: A simpler, more truth-sensitive time—outside all the government-manipulated foreign wars, anyway—when the American people were still capable of getting up in arms because a memoirist had the temerity to lie to Oprah. It’s hard to imagine now, in our current post-truth world, but once upon a time, James…

Why the Fifty Shades film could actually be good—and why we should all hope it is

Just for a moment, let’s consider the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie without the baggage of its source material. Forget, if you can, the book’s improbable origins as erotic Twilight fanfiction, or the notorious quality of its prose, or how disheartening it can feel that it sold a staggering number of copies while…