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Blog Post Archive

No, We Are Not All Like Paula Deen

I have no idea if Paula Deen is typical of white Southern women of her generation, and I doubt others do, either. (If they do, I’d love to see the data.) But I do know that a lot of people are thinking this—whispering that Deen’s casual...Show More Summary

Craft Whiskey Isn’t Necessarily Better

Most foodies reflexively reach for artisanal versions of their favorite foods. We hold the truth that “small is best” to be self-evident, and vow to eat craft rather than Kraft. The bread, cheese, pickles, and jam we buy from small-batch...Show More Summary

Thievery, Heckling, and Rape Jokes

This piece originally appeared on Patton Oswalt’s website.

The Martyr’s Cause

KIRKWALL, Orkney Islands—Never mind why, but a few days ago I found myself in the far northern reaches of the British Isles, standing in a cathedral dedicated to St. Magnus of Orkney. The cathedral is the work of his nephew, St. Rognvald, and it dates back to a time when the Orkneys were a Viking kingdom. Show More Summary

Great Airplane Reads

What follows is a list of the all time greatest books to read on a plane; it is specifically for those who hate flying, or are anxious, or simply bored, or can’t sleep with their head balanced on a pillow and their knees propped up against the seat in front of them, or those who suffer existential dread on planes.

Send Letters, Not Emails

On an average day, the United States Postal Service delivers 22 items to my home. I know this, because for the past three years I’ve been tracking delivery times, volume, addressees, types (letters, magazines, boxes) and categories of mail (letters, bills, catalogs).

The Wedding Industry’s Pricey Little Secret

Weddings are expensive. There’s no way around it. Well, maybe one. But for most couples, eloping doesn’t start to seem like a really good idea until you’re neck-deep in the wedding planning process, and by then it’s too late.

What Is Anthony Kennedy Thinking?

Supreme Court watchers have long made a national sport out of parsing Justice Anthony Kennedy’s every word. From issues as diverse as the death penalty, terrorism, and gay rights, Kennedy has been the only conservative justice to vote with the court’s more liberal wing. Show More Summary

I Am Worried. You Should Be Too.

After the Guardian’s revelation that the National Security Agency is mining the data of Verizon customers on Thursday, some of my colleagues told me to settle down. Some volunteered to be spied on in exchange for reduced rates. I figured...Show More Summary

“The Foundation of a Very Oppressive State”

Brian Jenkins is no bleeding heart when it comes to tracking down terrorists. “I’m not squeamish,” he said in a phone interview Friday morning. “I don’t wring my hands over what has to be done.” Jenkins, in fact, is a pioneer in the field of counterterrorism. Show More Summary

Et Tu, Silicon Valley?

Every major tech company that has been reported to be participating in PRISM, the massive surveillance program revealed by the Guardian and Washington Post, has denied involvement in the program. How should we reconcile their denials...Show More Summary

The Fed’s QE4 Program Is Really Working

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the American economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a clear sign the economic recovery remains on track. And yet the relief that greeted this number is also a sign that America has entered...Show More Summary

“You Must Be Kidding, Barack”

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are meeting in Southern California on Friday afternoon for their first summit since Xi became China’s paramount leader. This two-day bilateral, as they’re called, is a big deal as farShow More Summary

The Let Me Just Swab Your Cheek Gabfest

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Your Best and Worst Summer Jobs

Last week, we at Slate shared our fond memories of the summer jobs we held when we were in high school and college, and we asked you to spill the details about your best and worst youth summer employment experiences, too. You didn’t disappoint. Show More Summary

The Circle of Trust

With her appointment as national security adviser, Susan Rice stands to become the most important figure on President Obama’s foreign-policy team—except for Obama himself.

Turkish Tears

Turks have many reasons to take to the streets, and the anger and resentment that is fueling the country’s ongoing protests has many sources. Secularists are speaking out against Islamists. Leftists are bucking conservatives. Middle-class Turks are rallying against the relentless development of central Istanbul. Show More Summary

The Citizen Journalist

This is an excerpt from George Packer’s The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America, out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Women Want Sex

One Thursday evening last month, I sat sandwiched between Playboy’s CEO and its editorial director inside Marilyn Monroe’s favorite bungalow at the Chateau Marmont. Playboy had fled the mansion to unveil its 2013 Playmate of the Year,...Show More Summary

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