Thursday, June 20, 2008
Summary Judgment: Get Smart vs. Love Guru
Writer Mark Jordan Legan casts a "Summary Judgment" on three films out this weekend. The new Steve Carell film adaptation of the TV show Get Smart lacks punch, most critics say. The latest Abigail Breslin film, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, is more engaging. The Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru, however, is perhaps the least likely to be your Mr. Right. (Listen to the segment. Watch "Summary Judgment" on Slate V.)
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.