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Nov. 14 2008 8:02 PM

Glass-Ceiling Smashers

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.




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

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