Everything about Slate's 10th anniversary.

June 1996 - June 2006.
June 23 2006 7:47 AM

Slate's 10th Anniversary

Celebrating our first decade with some of our all-time favorite articles, lots of self-congratulation, and a few sharp critiques.

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"Listen In on Our Party: The Slate birthday symposium," by Andy Bowers. Posted June 26, 2006.

"Slate's Gawky Adolescence: An anniversary assessment," by Bryan Curtis. Posted June 21, 2006.

"How Slate Looked: Ten years of our designs and redesigns: a slide show," by June Thomas. Posted June 21, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate: It's as insufferable as Fox News," by Michael Wolff. Posted June 19, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate: And three ways to fix it," by Eugene Volokh. Posted June 19, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate:It's shrill and superficial," by David Talbot. Posted June 19, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate: It's liberal, contrarian, and haughty," by Jonah Goldberg. Posted June 19, 2006.

"My History of Slate: The founding editor looks back at our first 10 years," by Michael Kinsley. Posted June 18, 2006.

"What Makes Slate Slatey? It's a Web site. It's a magazine. It's a club," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted June 18, 2006.

"A Slate Timeline: Ten years of the magazine's history in 10 minutes," by David Plotz. Posted June 18, 2006.

"Online Media and the Future of Journalism: A forum celebrating the 10th anniversary of Slate at the New York Public Library." Posted June 15, 2006

All-Time Favorite Slate Articles

"Go Ahead—Sleep With Your Kids:The urge is natural. Surrender to it," by Robert Wright. Originally published March 28, 1997.

"How Will the Universe End?:A cosmic detective story about the demise of the world, in three parts," by Jim Holt. Originally published March 4, 2004.



" The Unbinding: A Slate novel," by Walter Kirn. Originally published March 13, 2006.

"Liberal Hawks Reconsider the Iraq War:A Slate dialogue," by Paul Berman, Thomas Friedman, Fred Kaplan, George Packer, Kenneth Pollack, Jacob Weisberg, and Fareed Zakaria. Originally published Jan. 12-16, 2004.

"Trying Really Hard To Like India: Step 1: Making peace with poverty ... and with parasitic worms," by Seth Stevenson. Originally published Sept. 27, 2004.

"The Slate Guide to Gurus: Choose the one who's right for you," by David Plotz. Originally published April 29, 2004.

"Mime Is Money: My dreadful career as a street performer," by Emily Yoffe. Originally published Oct. 30, 2003.

"The New Vanity Press Moguls: Welcome, Philip Anschutz! Bruce Wasserstein! Roger Hertog!" by Jack Shafer. Originally published Feb. 27, 2004.

"The Book Club: Goldberg and Orlean discuss The Orchid Thief and more," by Jeffrey Goldberg and Susan Orlean. Originally published Jan. 25, 1999.

"Election or Art?: Harry Shearer turns satellite feeds into found objects," by Timothy Noah. Originally published Oct. 14, 2004.

"Hitler Slept Here: The too-secret history of the Third Reich's most famous place," by Scott Shuger and Donald Berger. Originally published April 13, 2001.

"Hello, Moon: Has America's low-rise obsession gone too far?" by Amanda Fortini. Originally published Feb. 11, 2005.

"An Unlikely Hero: The Marine who found two WTC survivors," by Rebecca Liss. Originally published Sept. 10, 2002.

"O'Reilly Among the Snobs: It takes one to know one," by Michael Kinsley. Originally published March 2, 2001.

"The Misunderestimated Man: How Bush chose stupidity," by Jacob Weisberg. Originally published May 7, 2004.

"TV's Aryan Sisterhood: They know only one hair color—blonder!" by Jack Shafer. Originally published Feb. 21, 2006.

"How Good Is the Washington Monument: Our critic takes a walk through the Washington Mall," by Witold Rybczynski. Originally published Dec. 7, 2005.

"Extroverted Like Me: How a month and a half on Paxil taught me to love being shy," by Seth Stevenson. Originally published Jan. 2, 2001.

"Watching the Couples Go By: Why is this basic woman so valuable to this basic man whose arm she holds?" By Herbert Stein. Originally published June 13, 1997.



"What Is Torture? An interactive primer on American interrogation," by Emily Bazelon, Phillip Carter, and Dahlia Lithwick. Originally published May 26, 2005.



"Cogito Auto Sum: What less can we say? Computers have the answer," by Karenna Gore. Originally published Feb. 9, 1997.