“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
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Slate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.
They Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
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“I Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Taking Photos in FergusonWhat it’s like to shoot the police when it seems like the police might shoot you.
Two Slate Writers Debate: Are Gay Marriage Opponents Bigots?Listen to Saletan and Stern revisit a disagreement about marriage equality and religious freedom.
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“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
What Happened at Slate This Week?The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
A Farewell From Emily BazelonThe former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Where’s My Pizza? Three far-flung Slate-sters dish on the pros and cons of working away from Slate’s main offices.