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
TODAY IN SLATE
The World’s Politest Protesters
The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans
How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.
Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses
Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.