Listen to Episode 80 of Slate’s The Gist:
Republicans, like all marketers, want to reach Latinos. Or do they? On The Gist, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto from the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs explains how the GOP varies its approach for courting Latino votes during midterm elections. Plus, Anya Ulinich shares how her experiences with online dating influenced her graphic novel Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel. For the Spiel, the conservative’s tendency to seek out a counter example whenever racial injustice is reported.
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
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.