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Alfred PolgarThe forgotten wit who Marlene Dietrich had hoped would write her biography.
How I Translated The Divine ComedyAn introduction to the beauty, variety, and drive of Dante’s epic poem—plus three cantos from The Inferno.
Rainer Maria RilkeWhat his career—taken along with Bertolt Brecht's—tells us about fame.
ISIS Isn’t the New Soviet Threat Republicans who suggest otherwise have forgotten Christianity and Judaism’s own history of violence.
Comcast’s Plan to Dominate the Cable Industry Failed, So It Might Start Being Nice to Customers Instead
The Slate Archives Podcast: “My Husband’s Other Wife” June Thomas tells us about her favorite Slate piece.
Nicholas Kristof Is Not Smarter Than an Eighth-Grader American kids are actually doing decently in math and interpretation, but he’s not.
Suspend James Dolan The Knicks owner just hired sexual harasser Isiah Thomas as president of a WNBA team. Will the NBA do the right thing?