By now, it’s old news: If you see The Fault in Our Stars, the “sick flick” adapted from the young adult novel of the same name, you’re probably going to leave the theater sobbing. (Unless, that is, you’re Slate’s own unmoved film critic, Dana Stevens.) So how does one deal with the torrential downpour without sacrificing your preferred makeup routine?
We recreated the effects of the Shailene Woodley tearjerker in the Slate office so that those of you who have not yet seen the film—or plan on repeat viewings—will know which eyeliners are strong enough to resist the tracks of your tears. You’re welcome.
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.