DoubleX Gabfest: The Healed by Love EditionListen to Slate’s show about rape jokes, the rehabilitation of cad politicians Anthony Weiner and Mark Sanford, and a new article on the biology of loneliness.
Mad Men, Season 6Noah was not the hero of the Flood, and Don Draper is not the hero of Mad Men.
You Don’t Know JillPolitico’s story about New York Times editor Jill Abramson is wrong and possibly sexist.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Fapstronaut EditionListen to Slate's show about the Philadelphia “house of horrors” abortion story, the movement of men who want to stop masturbating, and the crisis of American child care.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Office Wife EditionListen to Slate’s show about the rise of the retro wife, the Steubenville rape case, and how to find the perfect office wife.
Violence Against Women Can Be FunnyIn defense of the Onion’s story about Chris Brown’s desire to beat Rihanna to death.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Give Your Baby a Spear EditionListen to Slate’s show about breast cancer awareness; sympathy for the Boston bombing suspect; and Nicholas Day’s new book, Baby Meets World.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club on Going ClearOur critics take on Lawrence Wright’s epic investigation into Scientology and Hollywood.
Mad Men, Season 6Cheating on Megan is an entirely different proposition from cheating on Betty.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Join My Consciousness-Raising Group EditionListen to Slate’s show about Sheryl Sandberg's new book, Lean In; a harrowing photo essay on domestic violence; and female journalists sleeping with their sources.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 15: “I like everything” is the new “I only like their early stuff.”
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.