The Instant Spin RoomWatch conservatives and liberals bicker over the State of the Union address.
Booyah PatoisHow Stuart Scott paved the way for a new kind of black voice in sports media.
Why Bill O’Reilly Will Survive Accusations of War Reporting Puffery When Brian Williams Didn’t
The Snark MachineWhat Twitter’s smartest critics and funniest comics are saying about the Oscars.
The Tweet BowlWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Super Bowl.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.
They Should Have Known BetterThe Mueller report proves the NFL’s negligent handling of the Ray Rice case, but doesn’t go far enough.
How Mass Shooters Get Their Guns Here are the origins of every gun used in the high-profile massacres of Obama’s presidency.
Even Appalachia Is Walking Away From Coal Why the Tennessee Valley Authority is about to retire a massive chunk of its coal-burning plants.
Financial Firms Hire Academics to Conduct Favorable Research. This One Got Caught, Thanks to Elizabeth Warren.
What We Talk About When We Talk About the Man Bun A man and a woman who sometimes wears a bun debate.
TV Club Podcast
The Empire Podcast: The Second Season Is Here Hear Slate’s complete commentary on the newest Empire episodes.
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