Friday, Oct. 19, 2007
Summary Judgment: Rendition, Days, Gone
Mark Jordan Legan offers a round-up of reviews for the week's new movies. In the latest Summary Judgment, Legan reports on what critics are saying about Rendition, 30 Days of Night, and Gone Baby Gone. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007
Jurisprudence: Attorney General Nominee Goes Before the Senate
Confirmation hearings are taking place on Capitol Hill for the next attorney general. Former federal judge Michael Mukasey was nominated by President Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Madeleine Brand about the hearing. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007
Jurisprudence: Lawyers Say Justice Repeating Detainee Hearings
The lawyers of Guantanamo Bay detainees say the Justice Department appears to be conducting a "massive" repeat of the military's combatant-status hearings. In preparation, the United States is building a judicial complex at Guantanamo. Dahlia Lithwick talks to Alex Chadwick about the latest legal developments. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.