Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
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The Lonely Teetotaler
Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
Etiquette for Loaning Your Phone
Naked and Afraid
Killing With Kindness
Are These Models Twins? A Photographic Exploration of Doppelgangers.
Grease, Sweat, and Muscle: The Freedom of American Car Culture
Competitive Animals and the People Who Handle Them
How to Genetically Modify a Tomato and Other Things We Eat
The Love Story Between a Squirrel and a Horse, Told in an Adorably Surreal Photo Essay
A Rope Mistress, the Rubber Master, Sadomasochist Sisters: Portraits in Kink
One Photographer’s Beautiful and Devastating Response to Climate Change
Sometimes You Just Need to Print Your Photos the Old-Fashioned Way
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“Emotional abuse is inherent in a lifestyle that teaches that women are so ill-equipped to make decisions that they need to always have a man, either father or husband, controlling their every waking minute, lest they develop a ‘Jezebel spirit.’” Escaping the Extreme Christian Fundamentalism of “Quiverfull”
“Yes, there’s a cultural component to how black parents explain and rationalize corporal punishment, but that’s true of all groups. Despite this, the national conversation on corporal punishment and abuse has treated it as a black problem, not an American one.” Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem