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Dec. 21 2015 10:00 AMListen to Our Ultimate Holiday PlaylistHoliday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Aug. 15 2015 9:04 PMTexas Executed an Almost Certainly Innocent ManThe Texas Forensic Science Commission chairman tried to convince Texas that Cameron Todd Willingham was a monster. Did politics trump truth? 
Aug. 10 2015 5:15 PM“We’ve Got to Go Diagonal!”How The Gist has taken over Mike Pesca’s dreams.
Aug. 5 2015 2:55 PMHelp Slate Decide Its Next Style ChangeThe future of our stylebook is in your hands.
July 31 2015 9:30 AMGetting It RightWe ain’t perfect. Corrections czar Miriam Krule on Slate’s policies on factual errors and typos.  
July 27 2015 10:30 AMWhat Will Happen After Marriage Equality?And more from Slate’s Outward live event in New York.
July 8 2015 1:18 PMSweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDo recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
July 6 2015 6:10 PM"I Feel Particularly Bad About That Last One"When using friends and family to make an argument feels right, and when it feels wrong.
June 22 2015 3:46 PMWant to Drive the Slate Copy Desk Crazy?Make these common mistakes.
June 17 2015 1:09 PMThe Editor’s CreedTwo Slate editors debate their very different editing philosophies.
June 10 2015 1:37 PMHow to Turn a Hotel Room Into an OfficeI spend a lot of my life in hotels. My tips for working on the road.
June 8 2015 12:27 PMWhy ClickHole Is the Best Thing on the InternetFor the unconvinced, here’s a collection of the best ClickHole stories.
May 28 2015 9:16 AMAnd Then You March In, According to Your Existential Importance in Life”A day in the life of Slate’s Supreme Court reporter.
May 27 2015 9:59 AMNine Tweets and One SelfieSlate’s editor David Plotz and DoubleX founder Hanna Rosin gave a commencement speech together. Here’s what they said.
May 21 2015 1:45 PMSlate Isn’t Too Liberal. But…What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Aug. 18 2015 6:24 PMSlate Voice: “The Trials of Ed Graf”Listen to Slate’s Jeremy Stahl read his story on how Ed Graf’s new trial pitted modern forensics against old-fashioned Texas justice.
Aug. 15 2015 9:03 PMExonerate Cameron Todd WillinghamThe family of a man executed on faulty arson evidence pushes for reform.
Aug. 5 2015 6:37 PMCome to Our 10K Celebration!We’re throwing a members-only bash in New York City and Washington, D.C., and you’re invited.
Aug. 3 2015 11:48 AMBehind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
July 27 2015 3:45 PMThe Great Writing Vs. Talking DebateIs it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
July 10 2015 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 8 2015 11:54 AM“When You Do Something, It Will Follow You”Is the ability to erase your online past a good thing? Slate editors weigh in. 
July 1 2015 2:34 PMGeeking OutI write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
June 17 2015 6:22 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: “Voodoo Doll” and “Come on Eileen” Extra EditionSuperchunk’s Mac McCaughan plays a few songs from his life as a dad.
June 15 2015 4:00 PM“A Modest Affair in Which I Will Entertain 100 or So People”Two future Slate grooms debate the importance of wedding planning.
June 9 2015 2:00 PMThe Macho PrimaryWhich Republican presidential candidate is the manliest? Slate decides.
June 1 2015 12:28 PMSlate Gets ResultsWe Googled ourselves. It wasn’t the first time. It won’t be the last. 
May 27 2015 11:40 AMA Day in the LifeA behind-the-scenes look into how Slate’s daily podcast, The Gist, is made.
May 26 2015 11:07 AMThat’s All She WroteWhy I left ladyblogging.
May 18 2015 3:03 PMInside Slate Editors’ HedsOur favorite failed headlines.