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John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

Tv Club
March 26 2012 6:05 PMMad Men, Season 5Roger Sterling probably never realized black people read the Times.
Tv Club
March 25 2012 11:00 PMMad Men, Season 5“Zou Bisou Bisou”!
Interrogation
March 21 2012 11:37 AMA Conversation With Matthew WeinerThe Mad Men master talks about Peggy’s evolution, Betty the bad mom, and Flashdance.
Fashion
March 15 2012 7:00 AMWhere Fashion Is the F-WordPatagonia makes gear for demanding climbers and itinerant surfers. How’d it catch on with the rest of us?
The Chat Room
Feb. 6 2012 7:47 PMBeckham’s Bod and Clint’s PoliticsSlate staffers chat with readers about this year’s Super Bowl commercials.
Brow Beat
Jan. 20 2012 1:29 PMThe Charming Twitter Bot Devoted to a Single Grammatical Error
Brow Beat
Aug. 18 2011 1:46 PMJay-Z and Kanye: The Early Years
Im
July 28 2011 2:32 PMShould You See Crazy, Stupid, Love?An IM debate.
Well-traveled
July 13 2011 6:43 PMThe Mysteries of Ancient Malta
Well-traveled
July 12 2011 2:33 PMA Boozy Maltese Easter
Well-traveled
July 8 2011 5:07 PMWelcome to Malta
Culture Gabfest
May 4 2011 7:36 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Where Are Our Manners?" EditionListen to Slate's show about the U.S. reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden, the royal wedding extravaganza, and the comedic talents of Brian Williams.
Movies
March 31 2011 6:12 PMJake's on a TrainJake Gyllenhaal has eight minutes to prevent commuter-rail tragedy in Source Code.
Brow Beat
March 21 2011 5:50 PMA Video Obituary for Nate Dogg
Sports Nut
March 16 2011 5:14 PMTeams We HateDuke, Akron, and five more odious schools in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
The Chat Room
March 26 2012 5:10 PMHumming Along to “Zou Bisou Bisou”Our Mad Men TV Club chats with readers about the show’s season premiere.
Tv Club
March 22 2012 10:30 AMMad Men, Season 5All hail the new season of Mad Men! If only I could remember the last season of Mad Men.
Culturebox
March 15 2012 9:50 AMThe Dirt Bags of the Patagonia Catalog
Culture Gabfest
March 14 2012 12:17 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Wild Oversimplification” EditionListen to Slate's show about Kony 2012, Game Change, and Werner Herzog’s On Death Row.
Sports Nut
Feb. 3 2012 7:05 AMBeli-chic: Is Bill Belichick Quietly the NFL’s Best Dressed Coach?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2011 12:29 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Muppets, home decor, and Christmas carols.
The XX Factor
Aug. 2 2011 9:09 AMWhy Were the Producers of "The Bachelorette" So Cruel to Ashley Hebert?
Well-traveled
July 14 2011 4:36 PMMalta’s Unhappy Visitors
Im
July 13 2011 4:52 PMHarry Potter VirginsTwo muggles who have never read a page of J.K. Rowling watch the last movie.
Well-traveled
July 12 2011 10:54 AMThe Art and Armor of the Knights of the Order of St. John
Brow Beat
May 6 2011 11:16 AMImprovisational Structure in "Dark Star," 1969-1972.
Culture Gabfest
April 20 2011 12:16 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Daddy, Can I Keep This Direwolf?" EditionListen to Slate's show about HBO's new fantasy series Game of Thrones, Will Ferrell's going-away party for Steve Carell on The Office, and the new documentary about "On the Street" photographer Bill Cunningham.
Brow Beat
March 29 2011 11:49 AMFire Roger Sterling
Movies
March 18 2011 10:19 AMLimitlessBradley Cooper as a failing writer who finds an awesomely helpful drug.
Im
Feb. 24 2011 11:37 AMYou Hate Your iPads, TooWell, some of you do anyway. Slate readers debate the virtues of Apple's tablet.

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  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Gentleman Scholar
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
  Technology
Future Tense
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  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.