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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of April 20.
- Photo editor Juliana Jimenez Jaramillo likes ...
“Ecuadoreans Hail John Oliver for Taking a Swing at Their ‘Sensitive’ President” by Manuel Rueda, Fusion
“For critics of Ecuadorian President, this skit was an act of ‘divine justice.’ ”
- Future Tense editor Torie Bosch likes …
“On Authenticity, Ownership, and Not Reading the Comments” by Shannon Swearingen, Creative Nonfiction
“Well, this is weird. Creative Nonfiction interviewed me about comments, e-books, and writing in the first person.”
- Senior editor Laura Bennett likes …
“Lilly Pulitzer May Be Good for Retail, but It’s Terrible Fashion” by Robin Givhan, Washington Post
“Hard to imagine a more accurate Lily Pulitzer putdown than ‘pineapple-print, feel-good, preppy psychedelia.’ ”
- Staff writer Leon Neyfakh likes …
“Hear Kurt Cobain's Chilling, Unreleased Beatles Cover” by Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone
“Never realized before how much ‘And I Love Her’ sounds like a Nirvana Song.”
- Slate Web designer Derreck Johnson likes …
“The Man Who broke the Music Business” by Stephen Witt, New Yorker
“If you benefitted from Team RNS / Napster in their glory days, this is a fantastic read.”
- Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes …
“Think Diversity Creates A Racism-free Utopia? Check Out This California Poll.” by Jenée Desmond-Harris, Vox
“Diverse societies can still have racial hierarchies.”