In the next few weeks—relying on the people I've interviewed and hopefully more to come—I will address these questions. I will also take sidetours into the peculiar history of American sperm banks and the even more peculiar history of American eugenics.
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The Seed Series
Part 3: The first responses
Part 5: An update and a preview
Part 7: An update on the donor list
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.