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Oct. 17 2008 9:26 PM

Summary Judgment: Movies This Week

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008

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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.

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  Business
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Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
  Life
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 21 2014 12:40 PM Asamkirche: The Rococo Church Where Death Hides in Plain Sight
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.