Oh! You Kid!How a sexed-up viral hit from the summer of ’09—1909—changed American pop music forever.
The Culture Gabfest: We Saw You’re a Boob EditionSlate's podcast about the 2013 Academy Awards, the “Harlem Shake” Internet meme, and the HBO series Enlightened.
The Culture Gabfest: First, We Kill All the Cats EditionSlate's podcast about Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop,” the movie John Dies at the End, and the feline menace known as the house cat.
The Culture Gabfest: “I Normally Have To Be Drunk Off My Ass To Do This” EditionSlate's podcast about Beasts of the Southern Wild, why the art world is so despicable, and Beck’s Song Reader.
The Culture Gabfest: Frankenfest EditionSlate's podcast about Hurricane Sandy and social media, the music of Nashville, and intellectualism in the Mormon Church.
The Culture Gabfest, “I Think We Really Made a Connection” EditionListen to Slate's show about the contributions of Robin Gibb and Donna Summer to the legacy of disco, The Bachelorette, and the art of the commencement speech.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2012I’m a blue-state-Brooklyn-secular-humanist-Jewish Obama voter, and I love country.
Where Have All the Populists Gone? Even with rising concern about inequality, don’t expect anyone to offer a strong, working-class message in 2016.
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.