Slate on Hurricane Katrina.

Analysis of breaking news events.
Sept. 22 2005 1:05 PM

Hurricane Katrina

Slate's take on the natural disaster.

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"Don't Refloat: The case against rebuilding the sunken city of New Orleans," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 7, 2005.


"News You Can Lose, Part II: The readers give their gripes about cable news," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 5, 2005.

"News You Can Lose: What I hate about cable TV journalism," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 4, 2005.

"The Rebellion of the Talking Heads: Newscasters, sick of official lies and stonewalling, finally start snarling," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 2, 2005.

"Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV's Katrina coverage?" by Jack Shafer. Posted Aug. 31, 2005.

Explainer and Medical Examiner

"What's so Great About Ice? Why they bought 200 million pounds of it for Katrina victims," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 20, 2005.

"Dead Man's Float: Why are bodies in the water always facedown?" by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 14, 2005.

"Louisiana's Napoleon Complex: The French influence on Pelican state jurisprudence," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 12, 2005.

"Why Do People in New Orleans Talk That Way? The origins of the accent," by Jesse Scheidlower. Posted Sept. 8, 2005.

"Why New Orleans Cell Phones Aren't Working: You might want to change your number," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 6, 2005.


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The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

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Can it be again?

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

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The Vault
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  Double X
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  Slate Plus
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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.
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  Health & Science
Climate Desk
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Sports Nut
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