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 Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
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.