We’ve featured the work of Postmodern Jukebox many times, and their latest—an impressive cover of Britney Spears’ “Womanizer,” done in the style of a ‘40s torch song—doesn’t disappoint. To my ear, the song sounds much better with these jazzy, big band influences; it seems like a perfect tune for some smoky piano lounge in the mid-20th century. Cristina Gatti supplies the sultry vocal and the band is smooth as ever.
TODAY IN SLATE
The World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The Feds Have Declared War on Encryption—and the New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You
It spreads slowly.
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.