Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008
What's Up, Doc?: Breast Exams Don't Prevent Death
Doctors often encourage women to examine their breasts for lumps. New research shows that this practice doesn't help prevent deaths from breast cancer. Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the significance of the new study with Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.