A few weeks ago we noted that the script for This Is 40 had been made available online, as part of an Oscar campaign for the screenplay. This practice is becoming increasingly common, and the website Dear Cinema has flagged more than 20 official scripts that have been uploaded as PDFs by the studios that distributed the movies in question.
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.