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May 12 2014 8:45 AMHow Does Wikipedia Describe Your State?Pennsylvania is chocolate. New Hampshire is die.
May 8 2014 7:39 AMNew Yorkers Don’t Call Their Babies BrooklynA map of baby names and their places of origin.
May 4 2014 10:30 PMWhich Friends on Friends Were the Closest Friends?Chandler and Joey? Rachel and Monica? Slate crunches the numbers.
April 30 2014 11:51 PMBad LatitudeThe trouble with viral maps. Plus: Some fun viral maps!
April 30 2014 8:23 AMRethinking Spring CleaningIn defense of homemakers.
April 28 2014 9:30 AMRethinking Spring CleaningElbow grease is great, but peer pressure is better.
April 24 2014 7:52 AMRethinking Spring CleaningNever go to bed messy.
April 23 2014 9:31 AMThe Easiest Thing to ForgetWhy we judge other people for being uncool.
April 22 2014 10:30 AMRethinking Spring CleaningStart with the closets.
April 18 2014 8:08 AMEmpty SuitsOrphan Black’s straight male characters are completely flat. That’s not an accident.
April 10 2014 4:06 PMDraft DayWhy did the NFL—America’s most obsessively image-conscious sports league—allow this catastrophe to happen? 
April 8 2014 12:59 PMDon Draper 101My college course on Mad Men taught my students to be smarter TV watchers. It can teach you, too.
April 3 2014 6:45 PMLetterman Revolutionized Late Night. Ellen’s the Perfect Replacement to Revolutionize It Again.
April 1 2014 11:44 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 8: Who invented stand-up?
March 31 2014 11:25 PM“Bad Romance,” Great TritoneExplaining the genius of Lady Gaga—using music theory.
May 9 2014 7:44 AMWhat Is the Most Valuable State on Jeopardy!?The dollar value of American locales, as determined by Alex Trebek and co.
May 7 2014 7:27 AMMassachusetts Loves ItselfThe Departed, Gladiator, and the Bay State’s self-regard.
May 1 2014 11:56 AML. Rock HubbardRevisiting the curious career of the ultimate cult musician.
April 30 2014 12:19 PMFor This You Got Irradiated?Yes, Spider-Man is Jewish. Just listen to his jokes.
April 28 2014 11:39 PMRethinking Spring CleaningYour home will never be fully clean—and that’s OK.
April 25 2014 9:32 AMRethinking Spring CleaningLook at each room from a new angle—you’ll find new messes.
April 23 2014 5:28 PMMuch Ado About NothingnessWas Shakespeare an atheist? Or more of a secular humanist?
April 23 2014 8:43 AMRethinking Spring CleaningSentimentality is the enemy of cleanliness.
April 20 2014 9:31 PMRethinking Spring CleaningIt’s an antiquated ritual—but we need it now more than ever.
April 15 2014 12:00 AMThe Lathe of HeavenAn excerpt from the first e-book edition of Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction classic.
April 9 2014 12:05 PMVisit Marian Anderson's Fur Coat Today, Its 75th BirthdayOn April 9, 1939, Marian Anderson was forced by segregation to sing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. She showed up in the coolest fur coat ever.
April 3 2014 11:33 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 10: No, men are not funnier than women.
April 2 2014 11:47 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 9: Are comedians really depressed?
March 31 2014 11:30 PMThe Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
March 31 2014 11:17 AMRhyme and PunishmentProsecutors are using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. That needs to stop.

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