During 2005, Slate covered the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and the future of the Supreme Court, but our most popular stories were, for the most part, about dogs, beer, celebrities, and naked ladies. Below you'll find a list of the 10 pieces that attracted the most readers this year.
Don't see any of your favorites? Later this week, we'll publish a list of readers' top picks; send your vote for the best Slate story of 2005 to firstname.lastname@example.org. (E-mailers may be quoted by name unless they stipulate otherwise.)
1) Dog Day Afternoon When summer fashions go bad.
By Amanda Fortini
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2005
2) When Tush Comes to Dove Real women. Real curves. Really smart ad campaign.
By Seth Stevenson
Posted Monday, Aug. 1, 2005
3) Crazy for You How Michael Jackson got off.
By Emily Bazelon
Posted Monday, June 13, 2005
4) Do Dogs Think? Owners assume their pet's brain works like their own. That's a big mistake.
By Jon Katz
Posted Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005
5) Top Dog Why Americans love Labrador retrievers.
By Brendan I. Koerner
Posted Friday, July 8, 2005
6) Kate Moss The ironies of her downfall.
By Amanda Fortini
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005
7) The Murder of Emmett Till The 49-year-old story of the crime and how it came to be told.
By Randy Sparkman
Updated Tuesday, June 21, 2005
8) Rachael Ray Why food snobs should quit picking on her.
By Jill Hunter Pellettieri
Posted Wednesday, July 13, 2005
9) Welcome to Miller Time, Loser The great American beer crisis.
By Daniel Gross
Posted Monday, May 2, 2005
10) Pity the Poor Prince Charles is atoning for the sins of rich, middle-aged men everywhere.
By June Thomas
Posted Thursday, April 7, 2005
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