Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Summary Judgment: Beyoncé, Nobel Son, or Nixon?
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of three new films: Cadillac Records, a movie about the rise of R&B label Chess Records starring Beyoncé; Nobel Son, a film about a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and his relationship with his dysfunctional family; and Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard's adaptation of a successful stage play. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive
Is he right?
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.