Locke-d in a Car Edition

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The panelists have much to talk about this week: new reports about global warming and rising sea levels, Tom Hardy's next film, and an animated TV show getting love from both kids and adults.

On the political spectrum, the panelists discuss the melting ice sheets on the other side of the North Pole, and why the threat in Antarctica may be even more dire. Plus, analysis of Jill Abramson’s abrupt termination from the New York Times.

On the cultural side, the panelists talk about Locke, an existential road movie shot in real time, starring Tom Hardy as a construction foreman on a late-night drive. The film’s minimalist conceit makes for surprisingly gripping cinema. Next, a discussion on Adventure Time, an Cartoon Network series with cross-demographic appeal, attracting kids, stoners and philosophers alike. And finally, the critics discuss the perils, privileges and power trips of office design. Are we disgruntled because of our work—or our workplaces?

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