Friday, Dec. 17, 2008
Arts: The Best Merry Scary Christmas Movies
It's not all fresh snow and lollipops. The Christmas movie genre has a darker side. Mark Jordan Legan takes us on a trip through holiday horror classics including Black Christmas and the so-bad-it's-good Magic Christmas Tree. (Listen to the segment.).
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.