Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
Summary Judgment: Play On, Nick and Norah
Film expert Mark Jordan Legan takes us through the reviews of the latest releases. This week: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, the story of young love in Manhattan; Beverly Hills Chihuahua, a comedy starring the voice of Drew Barrymore; and How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, the story of a disillusioned journalist obsessed with celebrity and fame. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2008
Summary Judgment: Now Out: Choke, St. Anna, Eagle Eye
What are critics saying about three new films? The lineup includes Choke, based on a Chuck Palahniuk novel; Miracle at St. Anna, the latest Spike Lee effort; and Eagle Eye, a thriller starring Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.