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
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.