Calling All ViewersCritics really, really want you to watch Wonderfalls, a show with talking tchotchkes.
Please, Put Baby in the Corner!Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights has no rhythm. Plus, critical consensus on The Passion.
The Really Wild WestCritics are shocked by Deadwood's cussing, but it's a worthy addition to HBO's gritty legacy.
Forget LamborghinisWriters solve their midlife crises with a spate of confessional memoirs.
The Critics CritiquedTheir nastiest insults, most insightful reviews, and oddest fixations this year.
Paycheck Is WorthlessBut critics think Renée Zellweger is the queen of Cold Mountain.
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.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.