- Faith in America
The polarization between religious conservatives and secular liberals has been a hallmark of politics since the 1990s. Yet the authors of a new book on religion in America note that despite this tension, a surprising interfaith tolerance exists.9:06 a.m.
Robert Putnam: professor of public policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He is co-author of the new book "American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides Us."
- Why do we love anti-heroes?
From Don Draper to Lisbeth Salander, deeply flawed and un-heroic characters abound in TV, film, and literature. Why do we love anti-heroes, and what does it say about us?10:06 a.m.
Troy Patterson: TV critic for Slate.com and a film critic for Spin.
Sarah Weinman: book critic. She reviews mystery fiction for the Los Angeles Times and blogs at "Confessions of An Idiosyncratic Mind."
- The future of hands-free gaming
Microsoft Kinect is a controller-free addition to the Xbox 360 video gaming system that uses a camera and sensors to put you into the game. Players use their movements and voice to control the action, and experts think the game is giving competitors Wii and PlayStation a run for their money.10:45 a.m.
Dan Ackerman: is a senior editor at CNET.
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