This week: the distinctive Wes Anderson, the talented Timothy Olyphant, and the misquoted Martin Luther King.
- In anticipation of the new season of Justified (which premiered this past Tuesday and looks as terrific as ever), the New York Times profiles star and executive producer Timothy Olyphant. It truly is gratifying to see Olyphant succeed with material he clearly loves after getting stuck in dreck for so long, even after Deadwood made it abundantly clear what he’s capable of. (Via Sean, who knows what I like.)
- Lili Loofbourow discovers a small volume of pro-suffragette satire from 1915 in the vast library of Project Gutenberg and reprints selected verses for our contemporary pleasure.
- Hendrik Hertzberg’s explication of just how badly the new Martin Luther King memorial misquotes the civil rights leader is a beautiful argument for how much context matters and how pithiness can do violence to true eloquence.
- The new preview of Moonrise Kingdom—recognizable as a Wes Anderson movie long before his name appears—prompts Slate to break down what makes the idiosyncratic director so distinctive. Of course, it’s all rather obvious—Anderson is so distinctive that pointing out how seems unnecessary—but the slideshow makes it fun.
- I didn’t watch the Golden Globes and didn’t miss it either, but Tom and Lorenzo’s coverage of the red carpet is always entertaining.