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Lexicon Valley

The Eccentric Irregularity of Being

The enduring unusualness of the verb to be.

Music
June 27 2017 12:02 PMPop Music’s Identity CrisisSlate’s Carl Wilson on this year’s best summer tunes and how streaming is disrupting the music industry.
The Gist
June 26 2017 7:14 PMThe Rise and Reign of Unruly WomenIn her new book, author Anne Helen Petersen on how our culture treats women defying norms.
Hang Up And Listen
June 26 2017 5:37 PMHang Up and Listen: The Warriors Derangement Syndrome EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the NBA draft, redesigning the NBA logo, and the perils of playing sports while old.
Working
June 25 2017 1:31 PMHow Does an Urban Farmer Work?Greg Willerer grows a fascinating array of edible greens on little more than an acre of Detroit land.
Best of Slate Podcasts
June 24 2017 12:12 AMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Political Gabfest
June 23 2017 3:48 PMFree Speech for All?The Political Gabfest on two First Amendment rulings by the Supreme Court.
The Gist
June 23 2017 10:25 AMHow to Persuade Trump’s Most Loyal SupportersMake a moral argument, but choose the right morals.
Live at Politics and Prose
June 23 2017 9:45 AMThe Accidental ActivistManal al-Sharif was arrested for driving in Saudi Arabia.
The Gist
June 22 2017 6:40 PMScaachi Koul on Surviving the TrollsIt helps to stay off Twitter.
Culture Gabfest
June 22 2017 4:00 PMSnowflake, Loser, and Other Political JabsThe Culture Gabfest on the insults and name-calling that have derailed our civic discourse.
Amicus
June 22 2017 1:49 PMThe “Pity if Something Happened to the FBI” TranscriptRead what Amicus had to say about Comey’s testimony and the legal weight of Trump’s tweets.
I Have to Ask
June 22 2017 7:21 AMI Have to Ask: The Ben Rhodes EditionThe Obama foreign policy adviser on evaluating Obama’s eight years in office and understanding Trump’s pettiness.
The Trumpcare Tracker
June 21 2017 4:09 PMWill the Senate Parliamentarian Halt the Republican AHCA?How abortion politics and Mitch McConnell’s love of the filibuster affect the legislation’s chances.
Dear Prudence
June 21 2017 7:06 AMDear Prudence: The “Dealbreaker” EditionMy son won’t let me talk to my daughter-in-law. Help!
Conspiracy Thrillers
June 20 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Conversation and Enemy of the StateBefore 9/11, the idea of constant government surveillance seemed extreme. Now we take it for granted.
The Moment
June 27 2017 7:10 AMAuthor Don Winslow on Loyalty and Crooked CopsThe author of The Force discusses his writing process, the war on drugs, and how he wrote his first novel.
Trumpcast
June 26 2017 5:38 PMAll the President’s LiesAlmost all the untruths Trump has told since taking the oath of office.
The Trumpcare Tracker
June 26 2017 4:58 PMCounting the “No” VotesDoes the GOP bill allow states to spend Medicaid funds on stadiums?
Slate Money
June 24 2017 2:04 AMThe Independent Directors EditionSlate Money on Uber, Amazon buying Whole Foods, and initial coin offerings.
The Gist
June 23 2017 7:39 PMDo Radicals Change the World?Author Jeremy McCarter on the five people who changed the course of America in 1917.
The Trumpcare Tracker
June 23 2017 2:36 PMAn All-Out Assault on MedicaidThe Senate health care bill does to Medicaid what Republicans did to welfare in the ’90s.
Trumpcast
June 23 2017 9:55 AMThe Bill That Gets Worse and WorseThe new health care bill is nothing short of a nightmare.
Represent
June 23 2017 7:26 AMGLOW Star Betty GilpinOn her new Netflix comedy, being typecast in Hollywood, and finding empowerment through wrestling.
Political Gabfest
June 22 2017 5:32 PMThe “Lump of Coal” EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Georgia congressional race, the Senate health care bill, and a Supreme Court case on gerrymandering.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 22 2017 2:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Welcome to the Gun Show” EditionSlate’s parenting podcast answers listeners’ questions about playing with toy guns and when to have a second child.
Trumpcast
June 22 2017 12:54 PMSenate Backrooms and a Defense for Mitch McConnellHow have Senate Republicans handled the health care bill?
The Gist
June 21 2017 7:31 PMThe Musings of Wallace ShawnThe playwright and actor on the struggle of making a creative statement in the face of political chaos.
Culture Gabfest
June 21 2017 10:26 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Vicarious Nails” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on It Comes at Night, Claws, and Beth Ditto’s solo album Fake Sugar.
The Gist
June 20 2017 8:31 PMIs Terrorism Coverage Racist?A few problems with the recent study suggesting white terrorists get less media play than Muslim terrorists.
The Gist
June 19 2017 7:41 PMLies vs. BSA handy guide to parsing the president’s tweets.

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