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Shrink Dreams

Whenever I describe my career path to people, they seem a little perplexed. “Journalism to psychiatry?” they say. “How’d that happen?” I admit, it isn’t a common path. Young people have always left journalism, of course. Many get tired of eking out a living as a freelancer and seek something more stable. Show More Summary

Doctor Who, Season 7, Part 2

This Saturday at 8:00 pm, BBC America will air the finale of Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2. The Who producing team is definitely selling the episode, tantalizingly titled “The Name of the Doctor,” on the strength of its stunning plot revelations. Show More Summary

Overt Ops

Imagine a surveillance device that you could wear on your body all day without anyone being the wiser. Suppose it could record audio and video and snap photographs instantly and silently, storing the data in a tiny embedded memory chip. Show More Summary

Daily Rituals

So far, this series has made artists sound awfully industrious. They get up at 4 a.m., skip meals, and take amphetamines to extend their productive hours. Even the nap-lovers turn out to be workaholics. It reminds me of a quote by V....Show More Summary

I Survived the Bitcoin Bubble

Two weeks ago, I was racked with indecision, my life at a crossroads: Gulfstream or Learjet? Bugatti Veyron or that new Tesla Model S? Should I summer on Nantucket or the Vineyard? Against all wisdom, I had invested $1,000 in bitcoin, the crazy cryptocurrency whose value had been skyrocketing since the start of the year. Show More Summary

Line Item Warfare

President Obama released his budget today. Everyone seems to be saying it’s dead on arrival. I’m here to tell you that the military part of the budget is doing no better than limping along.

Doctor Who, Season 7, Part 2

In Slate’s Doctor Who TV Club, Mac Rogers discusses the Doctor’s travels via IM every week with the show’s bloggers and fans. This week he’s chatting with Teresa Jusino, Chick who Unravels Time, who writes the Teresa Jusino Experien...

Wool, Gathering

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Michelle Orange vs. the Philosopher Kings

A great cultural critic is a bit like a philosopher king. By reading him, we (the literate) give him dominion willingly, even gladly, over our thoughts. We read him because we want a leader, because the world is too big, the thoughts too many. Show More Summary

We’re Looking for Summer Interns

Slate's New York office is looking for interns for the summer to help with the magazine's culture section, with the photo and art department, and to contribute to our news blog, “The Slatest.”

Is the Keystone XL Pipeline Worth Getting Arrested For?

Last week, four dozen opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and environmental activist Bill McKibben, were arrested after they engaged in civil disobedience near the gates of the White House. Some ofShow More Summary

Is Chivalry Dead?

Please send your questions for publication to gentlemanscholarslate@gmail.com. (Questions may be edited, or not.)

Community, Season 4

After a premiere episode packed with competing storylines—Annie and Shirley doing senior pranks, “The Hunger Deans,” Britta and Troy’s “progression,”—it was up to Jeff, the study group’s faux leader, to bring it all home per usual. No matter what happens, they’ll always be together, he explained in Abed’s envisioned multi-camera dream. Show More Summary

Preparing for a Perfect Storm

The global economy this year will exhibit some similarities with the conditions that prevailed in 2012. No surprise there: We face another year in which global growth will average about 3 percent, but with a multispeed recovery—a subpar,...Show More Summary

Tested in Battle

Nineteen years ago, when the Department of Defense considered whether to let women serve officially in combat, opponents said it might weaken the military. They called it a dangerous “social experiment.” And they won. DOD issued a decree...Show More Summary

I Don’t Drink

I don't drink alcohol the way other people don't eat oysters, or don’t start the day with a cup of coffee. I don't drink because I don't like it, I never have. But the difference between me and people who don’t eat oysters is that I have to explain my choice—and I've had to for 20 years.

How I Finished Barack Obama’s Biography

After two and a half years of research and a year of writing, I could at last see how I might make it to the end of the manuscript that would become Barack Obama: The Story. On the morning of Sept. 14, 2011—a few days after interviewing...Show More Summary

2012: The Year in TV Moments

The Walking Dead became grimmer, grimier, grittier, and even good in its third season. The creators took a shotgun to the show’s horde of underwhelming plot lines, and have instead delivered a much-needed supply of memorable moments....Show More Summary

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