P.S.: DeLorenzo's excellent coverage of the current Detroit auto show is undoubtedly more informative than actually being at the show. And after hearing his account, you'll be happy you weren't at the show. Go read it before he starts charging for it. Then come back to "Gearbox" in a few days to see if I've managed to catch up to the present.
P.P.S.: Your permanent get-the-latest-"Gearbox" link is here. 1/14/05
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.