Friday, Nov. 21, 2008
Summary Judgment: Dogs and Superheroes Hit Movie Theaters
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of the animated film Bolt, about a dog who lives his whole life on the set of a TV show; Twilight, about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire; and Special, a superhero spoof starring Michael Rapaport. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really 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.