Listen to Episode 15 of Slate’s The Gist:
A massive piece in the Atlantic by Ta-Nehisi Coates takes on the issue of reparations, and expands the conversation beyond slavery to include the much more recent past, and the present. We follow up with Slate’s Jamelle Bouie about what reparations would actually look like today. Then, Slate’s Dear Prudence, Emily Yoffe, follows up with past advisee “Please No Baby Daddy” to see whether her advice was helpful. For the Spiel, Mike conducts our first Gist shareholders meeting—and you’re one of those shareholders.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here
I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.