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
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.