On Friday night, Cinemax premiered its “gripping” period medical drama, The Knick, Steven Soderbergh’s first television series. The show, set at the turn of the 20th century, stars Clive Owen as Dr. John W. Thackery, an “antihero physician who knows how to heal everyone but himself.” In case you missed that premiere, you can stream the show’s first episode for free on YouTube.
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.