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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.
Oct. 7 2014 4:54 PMWhy Aren’t We Talking About Chadwick Boseman?Chadwick Boseman is electrifying as the Godfather of Soul. Where’s his Oscar buzz?
Oct. 6 2014 11:37 PMDo You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
Oct. 2 2014 9:08 AMDemons Are RealA horror movie goes behind the scenes on an Intervention-like reality show.
Sept. 18 2014 4:00 PMWhen The Cosby Show Got “Very Special”Why were The Cosby Show’s Very Special Episodes so much better than every other ’80s sitcom’s?
Sept. 11 2014 11:38 PMThe Beatles. Bob Dylan. Biggie Smalls.Why the rapper belongs in the company of pop’s most influential artists.
Sept. 8 2014 11:00 PMReading InsecurityHas the Internet killed thoughtful, prolonged engagement with a text—or are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?
Aug. 21 2014 4:21 PMBetter Than DirtMoe Szyslak, The Simpsons’ pressure valve for the release of cruelty.
Aug. 17 2014 8:30 PMBoyhood Deserves a Best Picture NominationSlate’s road map to make it happen.
Aug. 5 2014 8:51 AMSlate Voice: “Where I’m From”Listen to Aisha Harris read one of her most popular articles from the month of July.
July 29 2014 5:12 PMWhere I’m FromHow a trip to Kenya changed the way I think about the terms African-American and black American.
July 17 2014 4:20 PMHard TimesA more intimate, realistic tale of male strippers than Magic Mike.
July 14 2014 11:39 PMAre More Junes Born in June?The calendar’s powerful effect on baby naming.
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.
Oct. 7 2014 10:03 AMGlavineland and QuisenberriaA new U.S. map based on where baseball players were born.
Oct. 5 2014 10:06 PMThe New United States of AmericaState borders were drawn in the distant past. Is it time to reimagine our map?
Sept. 25 2014 4:31 PMHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Denzel? How did the best film actor of his generation end up playing badasses in action movies? 
Sept. 12 2014 8:29 PMTeddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014Ken Burns on why he fell in love with TR and FDR, and what the presidential cousins would make of our own political moment.
Sept. 8 2014 11:30 PMYour Call Is Important to UsThe history and psychology of hold music.
Aug. 22 2014 11:49 AMThe Rom-Com RebornAfter 25 mediocre years, The One I Love and its ilk are reinventing the genre.
Aug. 21 2014 10:34 AMYou’ve Never Watched The Simpsons Before? That’s Unpossible!Marathon-watching the show that gave my generation its soul.
Aug. 12 2014 8:04 PMThe Rules of Twitter GriefTen lessons about micro-mourning without antagonizing your followers.
July 31 2014 11:44 PMThe Great Man Theory of FunkGet On Up shows us James Brown the unstoppable personality, but skimps on James Brown the musician.
July 21 2014 11:43 PMGone to the DogsThe strange rituals—and stranger people—you find at the dog park.
July 17 2014 8:27 AMMeet RutherfordThe surprisingly durable American habit of naming kids after sitting presidents.
July 10 2014 12:35 PMThis Little Space in BetweenBoyhood reveals what Richard Linklater’s true subject has been all along.

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