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

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What We Like Right Now

Our favorite picks for the week of Feb. 16, 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. 16.

Science and health editor Laura Helmuth likes
Apple Design Boss Jon Ive Gets Chauffeured to Work in a Bentley” by Dan Lyons, Valleywag
“ ‘Steve drove his own Mercedes and parked in a handicapped space, like a normal sociopath.’ Delicious.”

Critic at large and Culture Gabfest host Stephen Metcalf likes
What ISIS Really Wants” by Graeme Wood, Atlantic
“Isn’t what ISIS ‘really wants’ is for us to also frame this as a clash of civs? As with any child, don’t you refuse?”

Slate contributor Brian Palmer likes
The Weird Way That Climate Change Could Lead to New Disease Outbreaks Around the World” by Dominic Basulto, Washington Post
“How climate change will increase outbreaks of rare and deadly diseases. Nice explanation …”

Slate chief political correspondent John Dickerson likes
Vin Weber Signs on With Jeb Bush” by Robert Costa, Washington Post
“Jeb Bush may not distance himself from his brother and father but his supporters find the brother a useful foil.”

Brow Beat writer Sharan Shetty likes
Heinz Debuts Spicy Sriracha Ketchup,” New York Post
“One small step for sriracha, one giant leap for ketchup (which still sucks).”

Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes
“Guy Who Gets Paid to Say Obamacare Doesn’t Work Can’t Find a Single True Fact to Support His Case”
by Jonathan Chait, New York
“ ‘It is hard to substantiate or refute this, because it is not even an English sentence.’ Jonathan Chait goes in.”