Senator Leahy Weighs in on the Most Important Issue of the Day…

…the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman in the sequel to Man of Steel. From his twitter feed: “@SenatorLeahy: Ben’s a great pick for #Batman & a New Englander to boot. I guess that means I’m out of the running…” In case you missed it, one of Leahy’s well-known eccentricities is that he’s a huge…

Reel Change in The Atlantic

I’m back in The Atlantic with an analysis of the recent change in the MPAA ratings system. Here is an excerpt: “If anything, advertising that a movie has “grisly violence” or “strong sexual content” could make teenagers want to see it more. As a child, I remember scanning the content descriptions beneath cable movie listings…