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Sept. 5 2008 2:48 PM

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2008


Summary Judgment: A Record Summer for Movies
Despite economic woes, domestic ticket sales topped a record $4 billion this summer. Mark Jordan Legan caught up with a few moviegoers to see what they enjoyed about their cinematic experience. Food prices weren't part of it. Listen to the segment.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008

XX Factor: Welcome Back Culture Wars?
Sarah Palin came out swinging last night in what's been argued as the biggest speech of her life. She delivered it well, but it was a "small speech," says XX Factor blogger Dahlia Lithwick. Like Ann Coulter, Lithwick argues, Palin is cashing in on the ability of pretty women to say mean things. Fellow blogger Rachael Larimore tells Alex Chadwick that Palin strikes her as "a quick learner." Listen  to the segment.

What's Up, Doc?: Angioplasty Useful Only in Emergencies
For people in the middle of a heart attack, angioplasty is a life saver. The treatment is also used for nonemergency heart disease. A new study found that the treatment is not very useful for these nonurgent cases. Dr. Sydney Spiesel discusses the findings with Alex Chadwick. Listen  to the segment.

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

XX Factor: Assessing Sarah Palin
The Sarah Palin story is like a marathon on Lifetime Television, say XX Factor bloggers Dahlia Lithwick and Rachael Larimore. In other words, it's engaging, dramatic, and personal ... but should it be national news? Perhaps not, but when a personal story is more dramatic than a political record, it's inevitable, they say. Listen to the segment.



The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

  News & Politics
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Atlas Obscura
Oct. 23 2014 1:34 PM Leave Me Be Beneath a Tree: Trunyan Cemetery in Bali
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 12:01 PM Who Is Constantine, and Should You Watch His New Show?
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  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
Sports Nut
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