On last night’s Charlie Rose, the show remembered Roger Ebert with director Werner Herzog, New York Times movie critic A.O. Scott, and Slate’s own movie critic Dana Stevens. They discussed his legacy at the movies, his letter to a young Dana Stevens, and they showed several clips from throughout his career. You can watch the full segment below, and you can read Stevens’ obituary for Ebert on Slate.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.