Starting this week, we’ll be posting Spoiler Specials as an ongoing feature here on Brow Beat. We’ll continue to post them with the reviews they accompany, as well as in iTunes. You can find past Spoiler Specials here.
Today, John Swansburg, Dan Kois, and I hack our way through the nearly three-hour long, millennium-spanning epic that is Cloud Atlas, the questions and occasions for disagreement multiplying as we go.
Be warned, in case it isn’t painfully obvious from the name of the podcast: Spoilers ahoy!
* While IMDb identifies the acterss above as Xun Zhou, it appears to be another actress, Zhu Zhu, who has a smaller part in the movie.
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.