With the 84th Academy Awards ceremony approaching, Slate V takes a journey back through Oscar moments that are etched in our memory, whether we like it or not.
From red-carpet fashion fails to botched acceptance speeches to host misfires, there’s enough material for another awards show.
Read more of Slate's Oscars coverage.
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The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.