This week marks Slate's first anniversary. To celebrate the occasion--and to give you something to read during our week off--we've assembled a sampler of pieces from that first year for you to enjoy. Click on the title (or icon) to view the article in its original Web form, or click on "Word.doc" for a printable Microsoft Word version of the piece.
Of course, the full year's contents are available in "The Compost."
TODAY IN SLATE
One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.
The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices
Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.
Do the Celebrities Whose Nude Photos Were Stolen Have a Case Against Apple?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
How to Order Chinese Food
First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”