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Assassin’s CreedA sterile video-game adaptation that could use a much bigger dose of crazy.
What Makes Comet Ping Pong Special Is Also What’s Made It an Alt-Right Target
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The Olympics Should Be in Vancouver. Winter and Summer. Every Two Years. Forever.
Watch the RNC House Band Sing About the Side Effects of Cocaine
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A Video Guide to The Avengers’ Infinity Stones, Tracking Them Through All Marvel’s Movies
Why I Can’t Stay Away From Penny Dreadful
A Video Primer on Avengers: Age of Ultron’s New Characters
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Police Arrest More Than 95 as Protests Envelop Pockets of Downtown D.C.
Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Turn in a Way That Can Kill Bicyclists
A Bunch of States Just Legalized Weed, Which Is Great Because We All Need It Now
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Brexit Vote: It's Over. And "Leave" Has Won.
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The One Way Jon Snow’s Fate in the Game of Thrones Finale Was Very Different From the Books
Last Night’s White Walker Battle on Game of Thrones Was Not Like the Books at All
This Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Cersei Lannister
Google Is My Co-ParentWhat Slate’s senior tech writer learned in his first four weeks of parenting.
Tab Roulette!Slate’s business and tech writers share what they’re reading, whether they want to or not.
Southwest Airlines Has Figured Out How to Make Your Flight Even More Fun: Book Readings at 35,000 Feet!
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Slate Remembers David CarrThe Times media reporter had an outsize influence in the lives and careers of many Slate staffers.