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Dec. 28 2005 6:47 AM

Slate's Most-Read Stories

The 10 most popular articles of the year.

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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.

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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 bestofslate@gmail.com. (E-mailers may be quoted by name unless they stipulate otherwise.)

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1) Dog Day Afternoon When summer fashions go bad.
By Amanda Fortini
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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2) When Tush Comes to Dove Real women. Real curves. Really smart ad campaign.
By Seth Stevenson
Posted Monday, Aug. 1, 2005

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3) Crazy for You How Michael Jackson got off.
By Emily Bazelon
Posted Monday, June 13, 2005

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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

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5) Top Dog Why Americans love Labrador retrievers.
By Brendan I. Koerner
Posted Friday, July 8, 2005

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6) Kate Moss The ironies of her downfall.
By Amanda Fortini
Updated Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005

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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

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9) Welcome to Miller Time, Loser The great American beer crisis.
By Daniel Gross
Posted Monday, May 2, 2005

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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

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.