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Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.
Behind the Scenes
“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
The Culture Gabfest “Working-Class Slag From a Crap Town” EditionSlate’s podcast about the new film Drinking Buddies, increasing human life expectancy, and Simon Doonan’s latest book The Asylum.
The Culture Gabfest “Flirting With Vomit” EditionSlate's podcast about the new film The World’s End, Miley Cyrus’ “racy” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and amusement parks.
The Culture Gabfest: Sprang Braake 4eva EditionSlate's podcast about David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, and Ben-Hur author Lew Wallace.
The Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
The Culture Gabfest “Goodnight, Robin Williams” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the late, great Robin Williams; Steven Soderbergh’s new show, The Knick; and how to talk about the weather.
The Culture Gabfest “Grief Sandwich” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on They Came Together, HBO’s The Leftovers, and ClickHole
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This Headline Might Change Your LifeEditorial director John Swansburg chats about a hyperbolic Slate headline with its author.
The Culture Gabfest “Green Handshake” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Muppets Most Wanted, High Maintenance, and the evolution of tipping.
Dear Warren BuffettI have a perfect bracket, 16 for 16. I’m on my way to $1 billion. But I’m willing to negotiate.
The Culture Gabfest “Eat My Shortz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on HBO’s Getting On, the saga of “Diane in 7A,” and the crossword puzzles with Will Shortz.
The Chat Room
How to Write a Cover Letter for SlateA Reddit Ask Me Anything with Slate editorial director John Swansburg.
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We Need to Spend More on Our Soldiers and Sailors Yes, the U.S. already spends a lot on our military. But our people are more valuable—and cost more—than any other armed force in the world.
Safeway Almost Made a Massive Deal With Theranos. Now It’s Teaming Up With Theranos’ Biggest Rival.
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Girl, Uninterruptible Prudie advises a letter writer upset over a college freshman daughter’s lack of contact.
A New Statue in Edinburgh Honors a Bear Named Wojtek That Served in the Polish Military During World War II
Attacks on Abortion Clinics Should Be Prosecuted as Terrorism It’s the right thing, both practically and philosophically.
A Radical Experiment in Democracy Is Happening in Northern Syria. Americans Need to Start Paying Attention.
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