Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
Summary Judgment: This Weekend's New Flicks—From Prada to Prison
Mark Jordan Legan sums up the latest film reviews: Eleven Minutes is a documentary that follows the first winner of the television show Project Runway; Tyler Perry's latest is Madea Goes to Jail; And Fired Up! is a teen sex romp set at cheerleading camp. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
Holder's Black History Speech Makes Waves
Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold the post, delivered a fiery speech at the Justice Department to mark Black History Month. Dahlia Lithwick discusses the latest from the Justice Department with Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.
Real Folks' Oscar Picks
Never mind what the results of Sunday's Oscars celebration might turn out to be. Mark Jordan Legan spoke to real-life moviegoers about their favorites to take home the statuettes. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.