What We Like Right Now: A recommendations roundup from Slate writers and editors.

This Week’s Best of the Web, Curated by Slatesters

This Week’s Best of the Web, Curated by Slatesters

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Feb. 12 2015 11:32 AM

What We Like Right Now

Our favorite picks for the week of Feb. 9, curated by Slate writers and editors.  

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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of Feb. 9.

Staff writer Josh Keating likes
“Chekhov’s Beautiful Nonfiction” by Akhil Sharma, The New Yorker
“Chekhov’s ‘Sakhalin Island’ is the best work of journalism written in the nineteenth century, argues Akhil Sharma.”

Words correspondent Katy Waldman likes
“38 Hot Sex Moves That Will Make You a Better Feminist” by Noreen Malone, The
“I love ‘ostentation’ as a collective noun for male models in this spangly profile of Joanna Coles.”

Associate editor J. Bryan Lowder likes
“City of Brotherly Love” by Mattilda Berstein Sycamore, the New Inquiry
“A lot of compelling points (among some ‘radical’ platitudes) in this New Inquiry essay on Looking and San Francisco.”

Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes
“History Of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names” by Campbell Robertson, the New York Times
“The reign of terror that ruled the South and still shapes how blacks understand their country.”

The Gist host Mike Pesca likes
“Writing Off the Knicks” by Jason Gay, the Wall Street Journal
“Jason Gay gave me my daily mantra: Let’s not be fragile here, OK?”

Slate columnist Reihan Salam likes
“A Muslim Oversees Our Spies. Get Over It.” By Tim Mak, the Daily Beast
“Yet another excellent Tim Mak profile, this time of Andre Carson.”