What’s up? I’m Lily, the Future Tense blogger and a staff writer here at Slate. I generally do my reporting in the future and then send dispatches back in time to you, but I also enjoy hanging out with Slate Plus members in the here and now. You may have observed my love of Pokémon, The Simpsons, and practical jokes. Or perhaps you have not observed it because you have other things to do. Totally reasonable! If you’re behind the Lily curve, there’s still time to catch up because this member takeover is going to get personal.
This week you can vote on which tech service you want me to give up for seven days. For you I would do anything, even go cold turkey on all computers, but I think Slate probably needs me to work this week. Again, understandable! Instead the choices are nonessential services. But don’t worry, there will still be plenty of drama. I’ve chosen tech that I use heavily, either for fun or for life. Vote below and look out for the detailed account of my withdrawal. It’ll be on Future Tense next week!
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.