Friday, Aug. 1, 2008
Summary Judgment: Swinging Mummies
This week, Mark Jordan Legan rounds up the critics' opinions on Mummy 3, starring Brendan Fraser; Swing Vote, starring Kevin Costner; and Frozen River. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Human Nature: Gamers To Redesign Real-Life Drones
Raytheon, a contractor to the U.S. military, is trying to improve its drones by calling on video game developers to redesign the controls. Alex Chadwick speaks with William Saletan about the future of military technology. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.