What we like right now: A recommendations roundup from Slate writers and editors for June 15.

Here Are Our Favorite Reads From Around the Web This Week

Here Are Our Favorite Reads From Around the Web This Week

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June 18 2015 12:46 PM

What We Like Right Now

Our favorite picks for the week of June 15, 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 June 15.

  • Slate design director Vivian Selbo likes ...
    The Jelly Film” by Jenny van Sommers, Nowness presents
    “Jello, filmed while, um, dancing. I’d like this on a loop please.”
  • Chairman and editor-in-chief of The Slate Group Jacob Weisberg likes ...
    Podcasting Blossoms, but in Slow Motion” by Farhad Manjoo, the New York Times
    “Podcasting's slow-motion boom. Smart take by Farhad Manjoo.”
  • Associate editor Bryan Lowder likes ...
    The Opposite of a Sympathy Card” by Dan Savage, the Stranger
    “This letter about family rejection after a partner’s death is infuriating and heartbreaking.”
  • Senior editor Dan Kois likes ...
    The People’s Card Game” by Jason Boog, the Awl
    “This is a great story about euchre, the most populist of card games, and how hard it is to design an AI to play it.”