Arts & Culture

Frey’s Note Both Accepts and Ducks Blame

Feb 2, 2006
The "Million Little Pieces" memoirist appears to apologize in an author's note But he still tries to push that "subjective truth" crap Hey James, feelings are subjective; thoughts are subjective; calling a two-hour stay in jail "three months" is objectively BSstory / Frey's note or publisher's note (both pdf files)Also, Warner Bros may back out of the film version | story .

Don’t Believe the Hype

Jan 31, 2006
"Brokeback Mountain" may be topping the Oscar charts, but its success has just as much to say about America's homophobic tendencies as it does our homophilic ones.Check back Wednesday for a major new essay on that topic by Truthdig's Larry Gross, a pioneer in the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Frey Won’t Pen Memoir About Faking His Memoir

Jan 28, 2006
Fabulist James Frey says on an unaired segment of Oprah that he won't seek to cash in on his lies. | storyWe applaud his promise. In the meantime, should we be surprised if his new book, "My Friend Leonard," turns out to be ridden with mere "essential truths"?Also, see a clip of Frey's Oprah appearance: video (Internet Explorer req'd)

In Pictures: Ron Kovic Today

Jan 26, 2006
Paralyzed from the chest down by Vietnam War wounds, and confined to a wheelchair for almost 40 years, Ron Kovic stands as a symbol of the brutality of war. He also exemplifies a man's ability to transform such tragedy into a lifelong pursuit of peace -- for himself and his country. Listen to the audio, then come view the site's Kovic photo gallery.

Oprah Turns on Frey

Jan 26, 2006
In a radical reversal, the talk show host drops her loyalty to Frey on live television and says he "betrayed millions of readers." During an interview the author admits fictions and confesses that he "made a mistake." | story