Is this six-minute film, which is called Paperman and which is in the running for Best Animated Short at the Oscars, "the most romantic movie in years"?
To be honest, I found it pretty corny. But I was happy to see the Red Balloon homage at 5:39. And the animation is beautifully done.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
Move Aside, Oxford Comma, the New Battle Is Over Single or Double Quotes
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Ben Bradlee’s Fascinating Relationship With JFK
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.