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What Is Really Going on in Twin Peaks: The Return?

The Culture Gabfest hunts for meaning amongst the mysteries.

May 24 2017 10:58 AMHow Paranoia Infiltrated the MoviesThe tropes of the conspiracy thriller emerged in cinema earlier than you think.
May 23 2017 4:57 PMConspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Manchurian CandidateIn this first episode, Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on a story of war, politics, and brainwashing.
May 23 2017 4:10 PMWhat It’s Like to Cover Trump as a White House ReporterThe Washington Post’s Ashley Parker on Trump’s tweets and the fire hose of breaking news.
May 22 2017 3:27 PMThe Future of American ConservatismEvan McMullin joins the Political Gabfest to discuss the GOP, Trump, and what D.C. and Utah can learn from each other.
May 19 2017 6:32 PMRoger Ailes Is Dead and Mike Pence Cannot Save YouThe Slate Plus Digest for May 19.
May 18 2017 6:52 PMHow to Give Sage AdviceThe Culture Gabfest’s short guide to parenting, relationship, and career advice.
May 17 2017 5:30 PMThe “How Does Dan Deacon Work?” TranscriptRead what the electronic music artist had to say about his daily grind.
May 17 2017 7:30 AMDear Prudence: The “Cat-astrophe” EditionMy wife says I love our cat more than her, and I think she might be right. Help!
May 15 2017 3:03 PMHelp! My Extremely Unreliable Sister Applied for a Job at My Company.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 12 2017 4:54 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
May 8 2017 2:52 PMHelp! Shouldn’t He Have Told Me About His Open Relationship Before We Started Sleeping Together?Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 5 2017 3:53 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
May 3 2017 7:15 AMDear Prudence: The “United Front” EditionMy mother-in-law keeps telling my 9-year-old to give up on school because she’s just going to be a stay-at-home mom. Help!
May 1 2017 2:49 PMHelp! I Caught My Fiancé Abusing My Blind Dog.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
April 28 2017 5:17 PMThe Best of Slate PodcastsOnly have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
May 24 2017 7:00 AMDear Prudence: The “Death of the Ego” EditionHelp! How do I tell my friends and family I’m upset they bailed on my big birthday?
May 23 2017 4:56 PMIntroducing the Conspiracy Thrillers Movie ClubThis new Slate podcast series looks at how the movies have portrayed political and social paranoia on screen, from The Manchurian Candidate to Get Out.
May 23 2017 11:39 AMThe “How Does a Public Defender Work?” TranscriptRead what Jenny Egan had to say about keeping young people out of Baltimore jails.
May 22 2017 2:51 PMHelp! I Told My Mom About My Depression. Now She’s Having a Breakdown.Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
May 19 2017 6:05 PMTrump’s Insane Theory About ExerciseThe Political Gabfest on what to make of the president’s comments about fitness.
May 18 2017 3:38 PMThe Rhetorical Tricks of Climate Change DeniersThe Culture Gabfest deconstructs a controversial column by New York Times columnist Bret Stephens.
May 17 2017 1:32 PMWhat Richard Spencer Learned From Stephen MillerReeves Wiedeman on the Duke lacrosse scandal and the rise of the alt-right.
May 16 2017 11:18 AMFiltering Out the News From the NoiseSlate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley on covering breaking news under Trump.
May 12 2017 8:39 PMHis Loins Can Detect Promising Real Estate OpportunitiesSelf-made men, steam-powered catapults, and the GOP’s moment of truth, in the Slate Plus Digest.
May 10 2017 10:01 AMDear Prudence: The “Gravity Is Mad at You” EditionHow do I convince my partner that my autism can’t be cured?
May 5 2017 6:15 PMAn Unmitigated DisasterThe Slate Plus Digest for May 5.
May 4 2017 4:41 PMWhy Do “Values Voters” Support Trump?Reza Aslan talks to Trumpcast about the devil’s bargain between the president and white evangelicals.
May 2 2017 1:11 PMMeeting the Heirs to the Etiquette EmpireSlate’s Laura Miller on how Emily Post’s descendants are trying to keep etiquette advice a thriving business.
April 28 2017 6:43 PM100 Days, 100 Nights, to Know a Man’s HeartThe Slate Plus Digest for April 28.
April 28 2017 3:34 PMThe Land of Lousy OptionsRead what a North Korea expert told Trumpcast about the escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

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