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Has Kendrick Lamar Recorded the New Black National Anthem?Singing “Alright” in a summer of protest, despair, and hope.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
I’mma Let You Finish, but Kanye Just Gave the Greatest Awards Show Acceptance Speech of All Time
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How Does a Book Editor Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a book editor at Knopf about how she can tell when a manuscript is a potential best-seller.
The “How Does a Book Editor Work?” EditionCulture writer Aisha Harris asks book editor Jordan Pavlin how she can tell when a manuscript is a potential best-seller.
How Does a Retail Manager Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a manager of a New York “fast fashion” chain about customer service staff deserving respect—and what to do when you knock something over.
The “How Does a Retail Manager Work?” EditionThe manager of a New York “fast fashion” chain explains why customer service staff deserve respect—and a heads-up when you knock something over.
How Does a Debate Moderator Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator Jon Donvan about successful debates, good questions, and the art of interruption.
The Honeymoon’s OverBut the special treatment newlyweds get from hotels doesn’t have to be.
The “How Does a Debate Moderator Work?” EditionJohn Donvan of Intelligence Squared U.S. says a good debate starts with asking the right question.
Why the RNC’s Loyalty Pledge Was a Huge Mistake The GOP just made its “Donald Trump problem” even worse.
Hang Up And Listen
The You Get a Trophy Just for Listening Bonus Segment The wimpiest sports podcast in America defends your right to get a participation trophy.
This North Carolina City Offers Ultra-Fast Internet As an Alternative to the Usual Options
Flushing Fiasco A record number of retirements turned the U.S. Open first round into a joke.