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The (Robotic) Sex Industry of the FutureEletronic red-light districts and stripper bots are upon us.
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The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
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What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.