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Sept. 10 2014 11:53 AMIs Bill Murray Returning to SNL for Its 40th Season? UPDATE: Maybe Not.
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Sept. 3 2014 12:00 PMDavid Lynch Made a Very Lynchian Trailer for His Art Exhibition
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Sept. 2 2014 2:23 PMHear Three New Songs From Jens Lekman (Spoiler: They’re Charming and Wistful)
Slate Picks
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
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Aug. 27 2014 8:47 AMClassic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quiz
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Aug. 25 2014 12:18 PMPrince Addresses the Social Media Age on New Song, From One of Two New Albums
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Aug. 19 2014 9:01 AMNow You, Too, Can Spread Baseless Hearsay, With the Star Wars Rumor Generator!
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Aug. 18 2014 7:41 PMTaylor Swift’s New Video Is Incredibly Awkward, and That’s the Point
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Aug. 18 2014 11:11 AMIf Michael Bay Directed Pixar’s Up
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Aug. 14 2014 11:18 AMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’60s Hits by Just Their First Second?
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Aug. 12 2014 8:04 PMThe Rules of Twitter GriefTen lessons about micro-mourning without antagonizing your followers.
Slate Picks
July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
July 30 2014 3:35 PMNew Trailer for Interstellar Finally Takes Us Through the Wormhole
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July 24 2014 9:09 PMNew Photo of Ben Affleck’s Batman Reveals He Needs to Shave
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July 24 2014 12:41 PMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second?
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Sept. 8 2014 12:09 PMThey’re Letting Kenneth Lonergan Make a New Movie
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Sept. 3 2014 9:30 AMJimmy Fallon Battled Musical Impressions With Adam Levine
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Sept. 2 2014 11:33 AMPrince Shares Two More New Songs, “U Know” and “White Caps”
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Aug. 27 2014 11:16 AMDavid Lynch Did the Ice Bucket Challenge in Very Lynchian Fashion
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Aug. 26 2014 2:22 PMHere’s How Other Men Will Look When They Copy Cary Fukunaga’s Man-Braids
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Aug. 22 2014 12:25 PMThe Teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight Has Leaked
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Aug. 19 2014 8:03 AMVillains Love Classical: The Supercut
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Aug. 18 2014 5:31 PMHow Movies and TV Shows Are Making Text Messaging Cinematic
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Aug. 15 2014 3:37 PMNow Baby Groot Is Dancing to Other Songs, Too
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Aug. 13 2014 11:57 AMLate Night Pays Tribute to Robin Williams
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Aug. 11 2014 8:39 PMThe Role That Defined Robin Williams for Another Generation
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July 31 2014 9:03 AMThe Democratic Party’s Newest Trick for Raising Funds From Supporters: Emojis
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July 28 2014 9:32 AMKatniss Is Ready to Fight in Teaser for New Hunger Games
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July 24 2014 2:26 PMDoes It Matter That the Science in Lucy Is Preposterous? Three Critics Discuss.
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July 23 2014 1:48 PMSad Jack White Is the New Sad Kanye Is the New Sad Keanu

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Jurisprudence
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
  Business
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  Life
Education
Sept. 18 2014 12:30 PM “Alt-Ac” to the Rescue? Humanities Ph.D.s are daring to enjoy their “regular” jobs, and the definition of academic success is changing. Sort of.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
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Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
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Sept. 18 2014 11:48 AM Watch the Hilarious First Sketch From Season 4 of Key & Peele
  Technology
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Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
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  Sports
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