Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Re-Stephening Edition

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner and Dana Stevens discuss the film Obvious Child, a movie that is radically blase about abortion, whether adults should be embarrassed to read Young Adult literature, and the case for bringing Home Economics...



Adult Daycares: Unregulated and High Profit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

No one had really heard of “adult day care centers” before they emerged at the center of a bribery scandal involving a Bronx Assemblyman.  But as it turns out, a recent change in state regulations means the centers have become a potentially lucrative enterprise for their operators – and with almost no oversight.  It’s no wonder they are at the center of a bribery scandal.

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Adult Daycares Too Easy to Open, Advocates Warn

Monday, April 08, 2013

Legal advocates for the elderly are warning that adult daycare programs,  like the one at the center of a political corruption case involving State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, are highly susceptible to fraud and abuse because no license is required to open them, no government agency is charged with visiting or inspecting them and more of these centers are now eligible to receive government funds.

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The Takeaway

'Emerging Adulthood': You Know You're an Adult When...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We're looking at whether adulthood is arriving later in life, while adolescence gets longer. The New York Times Magazine looks at the issue this weekend. And we're asking: When did adulthood arrive for you? Complete this sentence: You know you're an adult when... Maybe it's graduating college? Moving out from your parents' house? Getting married? Let us know what it was for you.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Rebecca Mead and Daniel Zalewski on children's books

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rebecca Mead and Daniel Zalewski discuss books for children and young adults.



Yo-Yo Champion Wows Brian Lehrer With 'Grind', 'Boing Boing'

Thursday, August 06, 2009

This weekend is the 3rd Annual Yo-Yo Open. The organizer of the event is yo-yo champion and former banker Pat Cuartero who stopped by the WNYC studios today to speak with host Brian Lehrer and ...