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July 26 2015 9:03 PMAmy, What You Wanna Do?There’s more ahead of Amy Schumer than rom-coms. Mapping a course for a comedy star in the making.
July 24 2015 5:45 AMAshley Monroe’s Long Hard RoadHow a woman becomes a country star when country radio won’t play women.
July 22 2015 4:31 PMTo See Which Way the Wind BlowsA new book explores what really happened the night Dylan went electric.
July 19 2015 6:58 PM“What Did You Bring to Play for Me Today?”The concertos—and the lessons—I learned from my two greatest teachers.
July 17 2015 12:13 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?How I learned that you shouldn’t assume the worst of people solely because they disagree with you about a TV show.
July 13 2015 5:41 PMA Conversation with Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe author of Between the World and Me discusses the Charleston shooting, the end of the Obama presidency, and why he never read To Kill a Mockingbird.
July 10 2015 1:37 PMAs the South Looks BackwardI grew up in the South and spent years battling my own racism. As the flag comes down, here’s what I learned.
July 3 2015 10:14 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Outward writer Bryan Lowder on his very happy week.
July 1 2015 2:34 PMGeeking OutI write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
June 29 2015 11:55 AMSupreme Court Blogs, TV Recaps, and Wikipedia What a legal-affairs writer visits on the Internet more than 20 times a month.
June 26 2015 4:00 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?A Slate social media staffer on her favorite reads of the week.
June 23 2015 12:53 PMFinding Sadness in JoyA parent grapples with Inside Out’s quietly revolutionary message about children’s emotions.
June 19 2015 1:47 PMThe One Thing Missing From Fox News’ Coverage of the Charleston ShootingAlmost any honest acknowledgement of racism.
June 18 2015 12:47 PMHow Much Turbulence Is Too Much Turbulence? The Slate staff’s questions about flying answered by British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker. 
June 17 2015 1:51 PMThe Black GeekHow Dope reimagines a persistent cultural stereotype. 
July 24 2015 4:28 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?The one story that trumped them all.
July 23 2015 12:42 PM“It’s Just Mean to Be Mean”Gawker staff reflects on Nick Denton and the site’s mission.
July 21 2015 1:03 PM“Be Feared if You’re Not to Be Respected”Gawker once held itself apart from a media it saw as cautious and compromised. It can’t do that anymore. 
July 17 2015 11:15 PMStill Throwing RocksThe Gawker of 2015 looks way too much like the Gawker of 2007.
July 16 2015 12:54 PMWithout the BeatlesThe three strange Lennon-McCartney hits that went to No. 1 without Lennon or McCartney—and what they tell us about the secret to recording a smash.
July 12 2015 7:57 PMThe Evolution of SeinfeldFor a show about nothing, the sitcom changed a lot over its nine-year run.
July 10 2015 11:15 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?I came back from vacation and personally, singlehandedly, all on my own, made the magazine great.
July 3 2015 9:17 AMTouchin’ Me, Touchin’ YouManilow, Midler, Diamond, Streisand: The last days of the great American showpeople.
June 30 2015 4:00 PMThe Decline of Western CivilizationThe finest cinematic distillation of punk ever made.
June 29 2015 7:02 AMJoy and Sadness and Fear and Hope and Disappointment and Envy and ShameI’ve spent my life trying to represent the emotions inside children’s heads. The only thing I wanted from Inside Out was more of them.
June 25 2015 8:30 AMThe Genius of the Super Mario Bros. “Game Over” ThemeHow Koji Kondo composed the first true video game score.
June 23 2015 8:00 AMSugar, SugarA highly subjective songbook of sweets.
June 19 2015 9:33 AMAn Ocean of AirThe atmosphere is as substantive and wild as water.
June 18 2015 10:30 AMThe Best Pixar MoviesAs chosen by children.
June 17 2015 11:37 AMThe Greatest Pie Fight in Cinematic History Has Been FoundA Laurel and Hardy reel thought lost for decades is discovered.

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