Slate turns 10 this week, and to celebrate the anniversary, we've dug into the archives and resurrected a few favorite pieces. Some of the pieces come from The Best of Slate: A 10th Anniversary Anthology, which was published this month. Others, including this piece, we chose because they highlight what Slate can do as an online magazine that print magazines, newspapers, television, and radio can't. These pieces mix media, promote interactivity, show off the conversational immediacy of the Web, or otherwise take advantage of the medium. You can see a list of all the republished pieces, as well as everything else related to the anniversary, here. You can buy The Best of Slate here.
MP3 Format Audio Files:
MP3s a la carte (Design your own tour):
• 1. The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
• 2. The National Mall
• 3. The Washington Monument
• 4. The Jefferson Memorial
• 5. The F.D.R. Memorial
• 6. The D.C. War (WWI) Memorial
• 7. The National World War II Memorial
• 8. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial
• 9. The Korean War Veterans Memorial
• 10. The Lincoln Memorial
And if you're planning a trip to New York City instead of Washington, don't forget our previous Slate Audio Tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's modern art collection.
We welcome your feedback: Podcasts@slate.com.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything
It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.