We're Talking About: Elizabeth Warren, Singing Nuns, and Snooki

What Women Really Think
July 26 2010 11:41 AM

We're Talking About: Elizabeth Warren, Singing Nuns, and Snooki

/blogs/xx_factor/2010/07/26/the_headlines_for_july_26_2010/jcr:content/body/slate_image

-Democrats encourage Obama to put Elizabeth Warren in charge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. [ Washington Post ]

Advertisement

-Openly homosexual rappers in New Orleans make up a subgenre widely known as "sissy bounce ," a label that irritates performers who want recognition for their music rather than their sexual identities. [ New York Times ]

- Research shows that brain activity after a romantic break-up is similar to the withdrawal cravings of a cocaine addict. [ New York Daily News ]

-Nuns in a French convent have just struck a record deal with Universal. [ Washington Post ]

-Snooki's hair may be artificially pouffed, but her dad says her larger-than-life personality is "not an act." [ New York Times ]

Photograph of Elizabeth Warren by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

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.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.