Death, Sex & Money

The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won't Watch It Now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.

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PRI's The World

Concussions in soccer are a real thing. So why not change the substitution rule?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Soccer's governing body FIFA is being sued in California over the sport's handling of concussions. One key to the debate over concussions in soccer is whether FIFA will change its rigid substitution rules at the top professional and international levels.



Women Are Getting More Concussions and Researchers Don't Know Why

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Traumatic brain injury rates are rising for women, and researchers say they don't have enough data to find the cause.


The Takeaway

Mega-lawsuit Alleges NFL Concealed Concussion Information

Friday, June 08, 2012

A new lawsuit accuses the NFL of concealing information linking football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries. Many of the plaintiffs have already suffered the long-term effects of their injuries, and others are worried about what's to come.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

The Culture Gabfest: Heeeeere's Johnny (Depp) Edition

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Slate critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss the new film Dark Shadows, a new documentary on Johnny Carson, and what the conversation about football head injuries and suicide says about our culture.


The Takeaway

What Was The "Restoring Honor" Rally All About?; Concussions in Children and Adolescents; More on Income Inequality; Eliza Griswold on "The Tenth Parallel"

Monday, August 30, 2010

Examining Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington, D.C., and what it means for American politics; exploring the relationship between New York City's Muslim community and the NYPD since 9/11; a look ahead to what'll be making the news this week; the danger of concussions in children and adolescents; a continuing look into the possible link between income inequality and financial crises; examining whether the Tea Party is taking a religious turn; more on the Chilean miners, and being trapped with your co-workers; Mexico to begin discussing the legalization of Marijuana in the wake of ongoing drug-related violence; journalist Eliza Griswold talks about her new book "The Tenth Parallel."

The Takeaway

Concussions in Teens, and Potentially Irreversible Brain Damage

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's back to school time, when more kids are spending time in gym class and after-school sports. However, it's not all fun and games, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The report is called “Sport Related Concussion in Children and Adolescents,” and it reveals just how dangerous concussions can be to developing humans, interfering not only with physical health, but learning.


The Takeaway

Head Injuries Hurt Young Athletes

Monday, February 01, 2010

Head injuries among pro football players are much discussed. But a forum in Texas is looking at how much they affect younger sports players. The House Judiciary Committee is in the state today to host a forum on head injuries in high school and college football.