Aisha Harris reviews Get Out, Jordan Peele’s comedy-horror masterpiece about existing while black.
And here’s a fascinating Q-and-A with Jesse and Theresa Thorn, on what it’s like to parent a gender-nonconforming child.
Not From Slate
Black American infants are dying at terrifying rates. Why? It’s complicated.
“Meet the tween-girl entrepreneurs cashing in on the slime craze” is a weird invitation and yet I urge you to take me up on it.
Programmer and sometime Slate writer David Auerbach explains what went wrong with the Clinton campaign’s vaunted big-data operation.
From the Archives
In Slate’s very first “issue” (we pretended to have “issues” in those days), Nicholas Lemann wrote about the progress of assimilation in America. “When Asian-Americans become the ‘new Jews,’ ” Lemann asks, “what happens to the Jews?”
At the front end of the American meritocratic machine, Asians are replacing Jews as the No. 1 group. They are winning the science prizes and scholarships. Jews, meanwhile, at our moment of maximum triumph at the back end of the meritocracy, the midlife, top-job end, are discovering sports and the virtues of being well-rounded. Which is cause and which is effect here is an open question. But as Asians become America's new Jews, Jews are becoming … Episcopalians.
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