Slate's Most-Read Stories
The 10 most popular articles of 2010.
Every year, Slate rounds up its most-read stories, and the list can be revealing. In 2009, readers hungered for tales of the new Obama presidency. This year, not so much. Perhaps you were drowning your political sorrows in front of the TV—our Lost and Mad Men "TV Clubs" both made the list. Other popular stories explored offbeat topics, like the uselessness of expiration dates, or the habits of vacationing nudists, or—in our most-read story of the year—the loneliest man on the planet. Readers were also drawn to our enterprise reporting, like Emily Bazelon's series on Phoebe Prince and Timothy Noah's slide show about inequality in America. Below, you'll find a list of the 10 articles and 10 slide shows that attracted the most readers this year.
10 Most Popular Articles
1. The Most Isolated Man on the Planet
He's alone in the Brazilian Amazon, but for how long?
By Monte Reel
2. Mad Men, Season 4
Slate's "TV Club" on the AMC show.
By Michael Agger, John Swansburg, and Julia Turner
3. Ignore Expiration Dates
"Best by," "Sell by," and all those other labels mean very little.
By Nadia Arumugam
4. Bare-Naked Lady
My vacation at a nudist camp.
By Emily Yoffe
5. Lost, Season 6
Slate's "TV Club" on the ABC show.
By Chadwick Matlin, Jack Shafer, and Seth Stevenson
6. Suicide in South Hadley
Six teenagers have been charged with bullying Phoebe Prince. What about the adults who knew it was going on?
By Emily Bazelon
7. The Big Red Word vs. the Little Green Man
The international war over exit signs.
By Julia Turner
8. What Really Happened to Phoebe Prince
The untold story of her suicide.
By Emily Bazelon