Less than two months after a Chicago jury found R. Kelly not guilty on child pornography charges, the R&B star's new album, 12 Play: Fourth Quarter, has leaked online. If a new batch of Kelly tunes isn't enough to sate your ears, give a listen to "Dispatches From the R. Kelly Trial," now in audio-book form. You'll now find audio versions alongside each original dispatch: the stories from the trial's first week, Josh Levin's second round of essays, and his analysis of the not-guilty verdict.
If you'd prefer to listen to all eight recordings back-to-back, click on the audio players below:
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.