What We Like Right Now: A recommendations roundup from Slate writers and editors.

This Week’s Best From the Web, Curated by Slatesters

This Week’s Best From the Web, Curated by Slatesters

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Feb. 5 2015 5:42 PM

What We Like Right Now

Curated by Slate writers and editors.  

Best of the web.
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Here are our favorite stories, podcasts, and videos from around the Web for the week of Feb. 2.

Senior technology writer Will Oremus likes ...
The Creepiest Things You Can Do on Facebook” by Ashley Feinberg, Gizmodo
“These are incredibly awkward and I endorse them all.”

Dear Prudence columnist Emily Yoffe likes ...
Columbia Student: I Didn’t Rape Her” by Cathy Young, Daily Beast
“This is journalism: Cathy Young in the Daily Beast on the Columbia ‘mattress’ rape accusation.”

Staff writer Jamelle Bouie likes ...
Labor Pains” by Rebecca Traister, New Republic
“Pieces like this are why @rtraister is one of the best and someone whose writing I study and try to learn from.”

DoubleX contributor Amanda Marcotte likes ...
Republican Party Comes Out Against Basic Hygiene, for Freedom” by Kaili Joy Gray, Wonkette
“The GOP, 2015: Your boss has a say in your private sex life, but not in your at-work hygiene.”

Senior editor Jessica Winter likes ...
Beauty Work: Lessons in Ballet” by Siobhan Phillips, Toast
“Beautiful piece on ballet, gender, and discipline.”

Assistant editor Miriam Krule likes ...
Slow Runners Come Out Ahead” by Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times
“My new mantra: ‘Plodding joggers tended to live longer than those who were faster.’”