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Jan. 23 2009 7:06 PM

More Mickey Rourke or Underworld?

Friday, Jan. 23, 2009

Summary Judgment: New Movies: More Mickey Rourke or Underworld?
Mark Jordan Legan takes us through reviews of the latest films. Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is a fantasy about the struggle between vampires and werewolves. Inkheart is a family film about a man who brings fairy tale characters to life. And then there's Killshot, starring Mickey Rourke, which sat on the shelf for several years. Now that Rourke is all the rage, it's ready for its debut. (Listen to the segment.)


Day to Day: Did Clinton's Replacement Need To Be a Woman?
Day to Day's Alex Cohen speaks with "XX Factor" contributors Emily Bazelon and Hanna Rosin about Caroline Kennedy's brief bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. (Listen to the segment.)

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009

Day to Day: Obama To Close CIA Prisons Immediately
President Barack Obama will shut down a secret network of CIA prisons immediately. He has also ordered that the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay be closed within one year. Day to Day's Alex Cohen talks to Senior Editor Dahlia Lithwick about what this means for the future of detainees. (Listen to the segment.)

Day to Day: How To Create the "Obama Portfolio"
President Obama's plans for the country are spawning a whole new type of investment portfolio, organized around infrastructure and health care stocks. Day to Day's Alex Cohen talks to The Big Money's Karim Bardeesy about the imaginary portfolio he's put together based on the Obama presidency. (Listen to the segment.)

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009

Day to Day: How "Hail to the Chief" Became Presidential
By Andy Bowers
"Hail to the Chief" is a tune that President Barack Obama will hear quite a bit in the next four years. How did this song become the presidential serenade? Slate V
'sAndy Bowers explains. (Listen to the segment.)



The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

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