Listen to Episode 75 of Slate’s The Gist:
In preparation for Lebowski Fest, writer Alex Belth shares his story about working with the Coen brothers as a personal assistant. His Kindle single is The Dudes Abide. Then, Georgetown professor Bruce Hoffman explains how the beheading of James Foley signals a change in strategy for ISIS. For the Spiel, why Times Square needs to be swept clean of costumed creeps.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
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The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
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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.