Print magazines put out double issues when they need a week's vacation, online magazines recycle. Collected below is a list of Slate's favorite pieces of 2001 for you to read while we're busy with the holidays. Readers, please post your favorites in "The Fray."
The story of the year was the war (more on that later), but Slate ran many pieces on less important topics (bestiality, anyone?) that were a touch more … diverting. Take, for example, Michael Schaffer's defense of 1970s sports stadiums or Dahlia Lithwick's "Faces of NPR" quiz, which invited readers to match faces to the NPR names they know so well. Below is a list of some of some of Slate's best stories, war-related and otherwise.
Adventures in Cheating: A guide to buying term papers online.
By Seth Stevenson
The One Thing You Can't Get in High School
By Timothy Noah
On the Field
Drinking and Driving: A call for more liquor on the links.
By Robert Mackey
Suicide Squeeze: Baseball needs a dose of reality TV.
By Michael Schaffer
In the Bedroom
By David Edelstein