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Friday, April 27, 2012

On Blacks and Fat: Is There Really a Crisis?

This week on The Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris as she chats with Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta and Senior Political Correspondent Cynthia Gordy about our black-obesity series, Brian McKnight's new X-rated song and more.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Setting Up a Small Recording Studio by

One of Transom’s most popular features ever is TOOLS Editor Jeff Towne’s primer on setting up a small recording studio, but the page hasn’t had an update in six years. So, Jeff has created a completely new version, covering computer and software selection, the requisite hardware, along with equipment recommendations in various price ranges and pretty much everything you need on this topic, all in one place. There are links to individual tests of gear, manufacturer’s sites, downloads, etc. etc. (One interesting new thing: ProTools is becoming dislodged as the go-to choice for documentary production.) This is the kind of useful, generous advice that makes us all love Jeff Towne. more click here...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

IF... Podcast: East Asia Chronicles

A bestselling book recently argued that Chinese mothers are superior, inflaming insecurities about the U.S. education system. IF fellow Sue Goodney Lea and Chinese graduate student Taiyi Sun compared education models during recent travels in China, Japan and Singapore.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Trayvon and the Myth of Black-on-Black Crime

This week on the Confab: Join staff writer Jenée Desmond-Harris as she chats with assistant editor Akoto Ofori-Atta and contributor Edward Wyckoff Williams about the latest in the Trayvon Martin case, myths about black-on-black crime, and the suspension of Rick Santorum's campaign.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

DoubleX Gabfest: The Coregasm Edition

In this week’s Gabfest, DoubleX editor Hanna Rosin joins staff writer Noreen Malone and Slate editorial assistant Laura Anderson to discuss new research on sibling rivalry, the controversial legacy of the sexual revolution, and a study showing that women can get orgasms from exercise, especially core work.

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