Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
Summary Judgment: Movies This Week
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of three new films: Oliver Stone's W., starring Josh Brolin; the adaptation of the novel The Secret Life of Bees, starring Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning; and the crime drama Max Payne, starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, and Beau Bridges. There are surprises in store. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008
Politics: Graphing Uncommitted Voters
If you watched the presidential debates on CNN, you probably noticed the uncommitted-voter graph lines at the bottom of your TV screen. Emily Bazelon explains why these lines are basically useless. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008
Politics: How the Candidates Can Win the Next Debate
Is the final debate destined to be boring? John Dickerson discusses how the two presidential candidates can infuse some spice into the upcoming event and come out on top. It's not easy to attack your rival and get away with it, he tells Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?