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Oct. 12 2007 4:18 PM

First-Name Basis

Friday, Oct. 12, 2007

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Summary Judgment: Lars, Elizabeth, and Michael
Mark Jordan Legan offers his summary of what the critics are saying about this week's new movies. In the latest Summary Judgment, Legan discusses Lars and the Real Girl, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Michael Clayton. Listen to the segment.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

Chatterbox: British Writer Wins Nobel Prize; Gore vs. the Monks
British writer Doris Lessing is less than surprised to be this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. But the real surprise may come when the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize is announced. Will monks in Burma beat out Al Gore? Listen to the segment.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007

Jurisprudence: Case Pits Texas Against International Court, Bush
Mexican citizen Jose Medellin has been on death row in Texas for the past 13 years. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court hears arguments over whether Texas has to follow a ruling by the International Court of Justice that Medellin's rights were violated.
Listen to the segment.

TODAY IN SLATE

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
  Life
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 21 2014 12:40 PM Asamkirche: The Rococo Church Where Death Hides in Plain Sight
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller's Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Doctor, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.