Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2008
Medical Examiner: Chocolate May Give You Acne After All
New research brings the old wives' tale—that eating sugar causes breakouts—back to life. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a pediatrician and professor at Yale Medical School, about the findings. Listen to the segment.
Human Guinea Pig: Drag King for a Day
Emily Yoffe dressed up as Tom Jones and then lip-synched to a crowd of women dressed as men. The experience left her with a whole new perspective on life. She shares her insights on how to be a good drag king. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
The Feds Have Declared War on Encryption—and the New Privacy Measures From Apple and Google
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You
It spreads slowly.
These “Dark” Lego Masterpieces Are Delightful and Evocative
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.