The Madeleine Brand Show for January 23, 2012

CNN And Southern Republican Leadership Conference Host GOP Presidential Debate

What South Carolina means for the rest of the race

We sort through South Carolina: why Gingrich's message resonated, what went wrong for Romney, and what's likely to happen in Florida.
Newt wins South Carolina

The consequences of an extended GOP primary season

Gingrich's win means the GOP is in for a long haul in deciding their candidate. We discuss what this extended season means for American politics.
Hope: A Tragedy by Shalom Auslander

Shalom Auslander on his first novel Hope:A Tragedy

Author Shalom Auslander has built his career on irreverently probing Jewish history and tradition. He talks about his first novel, Hope: A Tragedy.
General Atmosphere - January 18th - 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance's most anticipated films

A review of the best and most buzzed about films at Sundance 2012. Plus, a look at some controversies unfolding at the festival.
Downton Abbey

Our collective obsession with WWI

Why the years of WWI are once again capturing the imagination of artists and the public.
Mayan Calendar

End of the world may not be imminent, say Mayans

Mayans say there's been a gross misinterpretation of their calendar. 2012 doesn't mark the end at all; in fact they're celebrating a new era.

China braces for baby boom as Year of the Dragon begins

Judy Chen, of the Asia Society, explains why China is prepping for more babies than normal this year.
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