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Would the X-Men's Scott Summers qualify for workplace protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act? (Probably). Is it illegal to attempt to reveal a superhero's secret identity? Likely, as the courts have held that a right to privacy includes "emotional solitude." Just how hard would it be to get insurance against the super-villains who keep knocking your house over? These are just a few of the questions asked and answered on the blog, "Law and the Multiverse," which explores the legal ramifications the presence of superheroes would have in the real world.
A report issued yesterday by the FCC says that most of the connections sold to Americans as "broadband" are actually too slow to qualify for the name. Rick Karr is a correspondent for PBS's "Need to Know." He speaks with us about why American broadband connections are lagging so badly behind those found in the rest of the world.
Nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot has put out many albums with songs about tech subjects, including online security and the futility of trying to keep secrets in a wired world. Most of his albums have found their following among a niche audience of self-professed nerds. So what's a rapper to do when the obscure subjects he writes about suddenly dominate the headlines for weeks on end?
Rafer and Kristen go to see the bumps, grinds and half-naked vixens in "Burlesque," but find themselves yawning and surrounded by nearly every cliché from the stripper movie pantheon.
Rafer and Kristen, possibly the only two people in the world who aren't enthralled with Harry Potter, talk with Takeaway Digital Editor (and Potter aficionado) Jim Colgan about the latest in the Harry Potter series.
After unexpectedly strong interest from potential investors made itself apparent, formerly-bankrupt carmaker GM raised its initial price on last night's stock offering to $33/share. This morning, the auto giant helped start off the NYSE with a Comaro's horn. Selling at $33/share should potentially net GM more than $23 billion, and allow it to pay back half of the money still owed taxpayers and the Treasury Department after last year's automaker bailout.
Kristen and Rafer's weekly disagreement returns as they debate "Morning Glory," along with morning news shows, a few movies about journalists, and ways to tell if a movie was made several years ago and only released recently.
Kristen and Rafer discuss the upcoming "127 Hours," films primarily about single characters, and the exact circumstances under which Kristen thought she might lose her lunch during the film.
A look ahead to the movies coming out over the holiday season, some of them hoping for love at The Oscars. Rafer and Kristen start from Saw-3D and quickly move on to the (better) films they're looking forward to in the next few months.
With special guest Mary Ann Winkowski, paranormal investigator, Rafer and Kristen talk about the ghosts that show up in Hollywood films.
Rafer and Kristen look at this week's "It's Kind Of A Funny Story" and the history of movies set in psych wards, insane asylums and cuckoo's nests.
Rafer and Kristen discuss this past weekend's hit, "The Social Network."
Rafer and Kristen (and special guest New York Times Wall Street and finance reporter Louise Story) discuss "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps."
Rafer and Kristen discuss "Easy A" and the history of teen sex comedies.
Rafer and Kristen look at the recent strange tale of Joaquin Phoenix in what might (or might not) be a hoax documentary, "I'm Still Here."
Kristen and Rafer look at 'Machete': its over-the-top violence, serious political message and "Mexploitation" aesthetic.
Inspired by this week's "The Switch," Rafer and Kristen consider Jennifer Aniston's highly varied filmography
Rafer and Kristen discuss "Eat Pray Love" and the surprising gender-based role reversals it contains.