Jack Hitt

Jack Hitt is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the public radio program This American Life. His work also appears in Harper's, Rolling Stone, and Wired. He is the author of Off the Road: A Modern-Day Walk Down the Pilgrim's Route Into Spain, which has been made into The Way, a motion picture starring Martin Sheen.

Political Gabfest
Aug. 9 2013 2:22 PMThe "Actually We Don't Work for Jeff Bezos" EditionListen to Slate's show about the surprising sale of the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell’s Tea Party trouble, and the outrageous extremes of civil forfeiture law.
Books
July 23 1996 3:30 AMSweetness and BiteHistory's ambivalence toward sugar, and other culinary tales.
Food
June 22 2011 6:44 AMChowderheadThe New York Times recipe that unmanned me, and also turned me into a man.

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  Business
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  Life
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  Double X
The XX Factor
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  Slate Plus
Science
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  Arts
Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
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  Health & Science
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  Sports
Sports Nut
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