We asked Slate readers to submit their love stories in three photos. “Think of this as a photo haiku,” we said, though fitting the words into a traditional haiku structure was not a requirement. More than anything we were simply looking for good stories, presented concisely in three parts. We received dozens of submissions: tales of heartbreak and enduring love, pithy poems and complex narratives. In some cases where an entry left us extremely intrigued, but confused, we worked with readers to fine-tune their submissions. Thanks to all who participated. After lengthy consideration, here are 20 of the best:
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TODAY IN SLATE
The Right Target
Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.
The One National Holiday Republicans Hope You Forget
It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is
I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights
Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.
Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
In Defense of HR
Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.