Nov. 14, 2008
Summary Judgment: James Bond, Slumdog, or Christmas?
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of Quantum of Solace, starring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench; Slumdog Millionaire, about a Mumbai orphan who wins on the Indian version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?; and Christmas Tale, a French film about mental illness starring Catherine Deneuve. Listen to the segment.
Nov. 13, 2008
XX Factor: What Clinton, Palin Did for Glass Ceiling
In the recent elections, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Gov. Sarah Palin were running for some of the highest political positions in the United States. But where does the so-called glass ceiling for women stand? Dahlia Lithwick and Emily Bazelon discuss the cracks in the glass and the benefits of having two distinct female politicians. Listen to the segment.
Nov. 11, 2008
War Stories: How Bush Can Ease Foreign-Policy Transition
The Bush administration is paving the way for a smooth transition of power in January. President George W. Bush is reviving relations with Russia and Iran, among others. Madeleine Brand talks with Fred Kaplan about the foreign-policy silver linings for Barack Obama. Listen to the segment.
Technology: Obama's Plans for a High-Tech White House
President-elect Barack Obama made use of text messages, e-mails, and social-networking sites to get elected. What role will these technologies play once he takes office? Alex Cohen talks to Farhad Manjoo about Obama's plans for a digital White House. 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?