Listen to Episode 51 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, Ben Lillie from Story Collider explains how muon particles may help us see inside of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Plus, Archie Comics announced this week that its Life With Archie series would end with protagonist Archie Andrews taking a bullet to save his gay best friend. Jonathan Merrifield, host of the Riverdale Podcast, tell us what this means for fans. For the Spiel, Riverdale Action News takes over this podcast with other breaking comics news.
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The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
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The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
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The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.