What we like right now: A recommendations roundup from Slate writers and editors for Aug. 3.

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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Aug. 6 2015 3:50 PM

What We Like Right Now

Our favorite picks for the week of Aug. 3, 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 Aug. 3.

  • Copy editor Abby McIntyre likes
    The Makeup Tax” by Olga Khazan, Atlantic
    “Khazan presents some really interesting research on why women who wear makeup earn more and are treated better, and why that totally sucks.”                                                    
  • Slate columnist Helaine Olen likes
    How to Really Defend Planned Parenthood” by Katha Pollitt, New York Times
    “If you read one thing today, please read this article on women and abortion. It’s important.”
  • Brow Beat writer Sharan Shetty likes
    The Grand Shattering” by Sarah Manguso, Harper’s
    “Harper's latest Forum is all-around aces, but Sarah Manguso in particular is spine-shivers good.”