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Oct. 24 2008 5:07 PM

Changeling Before Their Very Eyes

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

Summary Judgment: Figuring Out Changeling
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through the reviews of three new films: Changeling, starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood; High School Musical 3: Senior Year; and Synecdoche, New York, the directing debut of noted screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. Listen to the segment.

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008

XX Factor: Who Requested Sarah Palin's $150,000 Makeover?
News broke Wednesday that Sarah Palin's campaign-trail wardrobe cost almost $150,000. "XX Factor" bloggers Nina Rastogi and Melinda Henneberger talk about whether Palin should be blamed for this. Listen to the segment.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008


Politics: When Mavericks Disagree
They call themselves a team of mavericks. And lately John McCain and Sarah Palin are living up to the name by disagreeing with each other. Alex Cohen talks toJohn Dickerson about the issues the Republican candidates are butting heads on. Listen to the segment.

What's Up, Doc?: Prozac Isn't the Same in a Kid's Body
What happens when children are treated with medicines tested only on adults? They can suffer bad side effects, according to a new study on the "off-label" use of drugs that have been specifically approved for adults. Dr. Sydney Spiesel explains the study's findings to Alex Chadwick. Listen to the segment.



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

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

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


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.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

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  Double X
The XX Factor
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  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
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Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 2:59 PM Netizen Report: Twitter Users Under Fire in Mexico, Venezuela, Turkey
  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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