Elsewhere on Slate, it's time for another chain discussion about the current NFL season. My
is mostly about the few seconds of the season in which two Eagles knocked out Colts receiver Austin Collie, a play that neatly captured the brutality of the game and the incompetence of the people who are supposed to be in charge of it.
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.