“Prepare for a mopey, violent reboot guaranteed to depress adults and frighten small children.” As always, the funny folks at Screen Junkies have produced a bit of film criticism by other means with their “honest trailer” for Man of Steel. See also, e.g., their honest trailers for Breaking Bad, Skyfall, and The Dark Knight Rises.
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.