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Dec. 10 2014 7:19 PMThe New York Times’ Obscene Profanity PolicyWhat’s more important to the paper of record, reporting the news or protecting its readers’ delicate sensibilities?
Dec. 8 2014 2:15 PMBoy’s Own AdventureCheryl Strayed, Christopher McCandless, and the American literary tradition of lighting out for the territory.
Dec. 3 2014 9:23 AM“You Don’t Have to Be at the Mercy of the Muse” Lena Dunham on growing up in the art world.
Nov. 24 2014 11:38 AMThe Mommy TrapFour recent horror movies by women explore the most troubling aspects of motherhood.
Nov. 14 2014 9:58 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Now Forrest Wickman knows what “freemium” means. And sundry other lessons from his week.
Nov. 6 2014 2:19 PMWhy Taylor Swift Is the Super Bowl of PopIn the music industry today, there’s the 1 percent, and there’s everybody else.
Oct. 30 2014 1:06 PMWhy Do Zombies Lumber?Two neuroscientists explain why zombies have so much trouble walking.
Oct. 24 2014 3:23 PMNotes on FringeHippie fashion is back for men. Is that a good thing?
Oct. 23 2014 6:07 PMDevil in a TrenchcoatWill the new NBC series bring Constantine into the mainstream, or ruin the character forever?
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PMThe Actual World“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Oct. 22 2014 9:54 AMThe Simpsons World App Is Finally HereI feel like a kid in some kind of a store.
Oct. 20 2014 10:15 AMThe City Where Grown-Ups LiveMy childhood fantasies of New York involved eating takeout Chinese food after a grueling day at the office. 
Oct. 14 2014 7:10 AMWhat’s the Most Ethical Way to Eat Snack Mix?The experts weigh in.
Oct. 9 2014 10:10 AMYes More DramaThe deep and unique pleasure of reading plays.
Oct. 8 2014 9:33 AMAll Your Life, Charlie Brown. All Your Life.The complete history of Lucy’s pulling the football away.
Dec. 9 2014 11:44 AMIron ManThe indefatigable Ghostface Killah.
Dec. 5 2014 4:19 PMTNR’s Raucous Wake Staff changes at the venerable magazine expose the fault lines of modern journalism.
Nov. 30 2014 11:46 PMTotally ObsessedThe new age of cultural manias.
Nov. 17 2014 11:22 AM“Where West Baltimore Brings Its Dead”That’s how you know Leakin Park from Serial and The Wire. But it’s more than that.
Nov. 12 2014 4:21 PMMusic of the SpheresIn Interstellar, Hans Zimmer scores the universe.
Oct. 31 2014 10:35 AMCurtain Up! Get the Rights!Choosing the 16 greatest musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age.
Oct. 24 2014 3:31 PMThe Devil Behind the DumpsterMulholland Drive, like the best horror films, gets at the most unsettling of existential fears.
Oct. 24 2014 12:51 PMLight Emotional SharingAmy Poehler joins the famous women’s comedy/memoir/advice-book club.
Oct. 23 2014 1:46 PMThe Real Secret of SerialHas Sarah Koenig made up her mind yet? 
Oct. 22 2014 11:52 PMThe Ebola StoryHow our minds build narratives out of disaster.
Oct. 20 2014 3:22 PMNow Is the Time to InventThe legacy (and the return) of Sleater-Kinney, which was once the best rock band in America.
Oct. 15 2014 4:56 PMGnarly Birthday, High Times!Forty years in, can an outlaw magazine survive the mainstreaming of pot?
Oct. 10 2014 8:57 AMManifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Oct. 8 2014 8:42 AMThe United States of Dunkin’ DonutsWhat America would look like if our state borders were based on fast-food density.

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