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Aug. 21 2014 12:38 PMI Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Aug. 19 2014 6:45 PMTaking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
Aug. 11 2014 11:36 AMTwo Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
July 29 2014 9:25 AMThe Great J-School DebateFour Slate-sters (and journalism school grads) dish on the pros and cons of going to journalism school.
July 16 2014 11:56 AMRace and Gender on Orange Is the New BlackWilla Paskin and Zerlina Maxwell talk Season 2.
July 14 2014 9:43 AM“There’s Really Nothing to Be Ashamed About Anymore”Two Brow Beat bloggers chat about guilty pleasures and the mysteries of taste.
July 2 2014 1:23 PMSex and Relationship Advice on Orange Is the New BlackDan Savage and Willa Paskin talk Season 2.
June 30 2014 1:47 PM“I Never Know What to Expect From Him”Human tails and the unpredictable nature of Slate’s editor David Plotz.
June 19 2014 12:39 PM“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
June 18 2014 1:28 PMRead About the Economics of Orange Is the New BlackIn Conversation 1 of Willa Paskin’s Slate Plus podcast series on Season 2, she chats with NPR’s Adam Davidson. Here’s the transcript of their conversation. 
June 16 2014 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
June 12 2014 10:41 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 2Dry-heaving out the first draft of my book about Aaron Swartz.
June 10 2014 7:07 AM“If I Could Nail the Right First Sentence …”Editor David Plotz highlights some of his favorite Slate ledes.
June 2 2014 7:24 AM“Haters Prove You’re Doing Something Right”Two Slate writers read and consider their foulest hate mail.
Aug. 21 2014 9:21 AMMeet Lily Hay NewmanTen questions with Slate’s Future Tense blogger and snack guru.
Aug. 18 2014 10:26 AMSo You Wanna Be a Journalist?Advice from Slate’s Supreme Court and law reporter Dahlia Lithwick.
Aug. 6 2014 10:46 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 4Three months left. 2,500 words per day.
July 30 2014 11:25 AMWhy Are Straight Girls Obsessed With Big Boo?
July 17 2014 9:36 AMState of Slate Leave a question for a July 21 chat about the magazine’s future with new editor-in-chief Julia Turner. 
July 15 2014 5:06 PMGetting It RightWe ain’t perfect. Corrections czar Miriam Krule on Slate‘s policies on factual errors and typos.  
July 10 2014 11:32 AMWho Slate-sters Follow on TwitterThe 100 Twitter accounts followed by the most Slate Staffers.
June 30 2014 3:59 PMDee’s Summer PlaylistWhat should you be listening to right now? Slate’s editorial assistant for culture shares her picks.
June 19 2014 11:59 PMThis Headline Might Change Your LifeEditorial director John Swansburg chats about a hyperbolic Slate headline with its author.
June 18 2014 1:33 PMDid You Finish Binge-Watching Orange Is the New Black?We’re launching a new exclusive podcast series to dissect Season 2. 
June 18 2014 1:26 PMThe Economics of Orange Is the New BlackIn Conversation 1 of Willa Paskin’s Slate Plus podcast series on Season 2, she chats with NPR’s Adam Davidson. 
June 12 2014 10:42 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 3Hundreds of index cards, 20,000 words, and nine months down.
June 12 2014 10:11 AMDispatches From Book Leave, Part 1Slate’s Justin Peters’ updates on writing The Idealists, his book about Aaron Swartz.
June 4 2014 1:19 PMSlate Voice: “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?”Listen to Slate’s David Haglund read his story on Delonte West.
May 30 2014 8:07 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s Future Tense editor shares her favorite reads of the week. Plus, a sneak peek of next week’s most exciting thing!

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