The Supreme Court heads back into session. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate's Legal Editor, briefs us on the big cases, including can corporations be treated as humans? Parenting on The Edge...Why do teachers dread those hovering, "helicopter" parents.
How is the controversy over her former housekeeper affecting Meg Whitman's campaign for governor? Sanden Totten reports on the surprising link between air pollution and diabetes. We go behind the scenes with Trish Sie, director of OK Go's video hit, "White Knuckles."
Time political columnist Joe Klein wraps up his cross-country tour in our Los Angeles studios. He tells us what "real people" are telling him about how they'll vote in November. And - ack! - the comic strip Cathy ends a 34-year run on Sunday. We talk with writer Meghan Daum, who says, "good riddance."
Frank Stoltze recaps the first gubernatorial debate between Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown. Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer are up next...do women debate differently than men? The Dinner Party Download guys give us the "buzz" on horror movies, sports, and bug dining. And Rebecca Richman Cohen, director of War Don Don, talks about war crimes in Sierra Leone.
Winners of the MacArthur "Genius" awards are announced and why you should be excited about a new species of sea slug. Drew Tewksbury reviews new music releases from No Age and Interpol and Matthew Sharpe, author of "You Were Wrong", talks about love and wood paneling.
Mistaken for your OWN child's nanny? On this week's Parenting on the Edge, an African American mother shares some awkward moments. Prepping for Tuesday's gubernatorial debate - what voters can expect to hear when Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman square off. Shake ups at NBC and CNN, what's next for the networks?