Lawrence Wright, author of a New Yorker profile of ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis.

Too soon? Qaddafi has been out of power for less than two weeks, but Salon has already asked eight writers to fictionalize his fall.

A new study finds that positive words outrank negative ones in the English language.

“The New Yorker, What a Load of Balderdash!” say Scientologists who are handing out anti-New Yorker pamphlets outside of the magazine’s headquarters. The protesters are pointing interested parties to a long expose on the Church’s website, which claims that during the exhaustive fact-checking process of the New Yorker’s February profile of ex-Scientologist Paul Haggis, “the Church demonstrated that 59 percent of the facts he was ‘checking’ from his finished article were utterly and irrefutably false.”

DC Comics is upending its comic-book universe by “re-setting” all 52 of its fictional series, starting with the next issue of Justice League.

Johnny Depp is starring in the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, and the trailer is now online.

Luc Sante on Jean Vigo’s influential 1934 film L’Atalante.

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