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
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.