Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
Summary Judgment: Beyoncé, Nobel Son, or Nixon?
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of three new films: Cadillac Records, a movie about the rise of R&B label Chess Records starring Beyoncé; Nobel Son, a film about a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and his relationship with his dysfunctional family; and Frost/Nixon, Ron Howard's adaptation of a successful stage play. Listen to the segment.
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Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS
But the next president might.
The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices
Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?
Here are the facts.
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender
What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?