Correction, June 21, 2004: An earlier version of this piece gave the wrong title in reference to the song "All the Tired Horses." It also referred to Empire Burlesque, not Infidels, as the album that left off the now-classic "Blind Willie McTell." Also, this piece originally stated the following lyrics incorrectly: It's "You've been through all of ..." not "You've read all of ..." as was originally stated.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.