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There Is an Actual Ivy League Class Called “Wasting Time on the Internet,” and I’d Take It
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
The XX Factor
Patrick Witt’s Op-Ed About Harvard’s Sexual Assault Policy Is Infuriating. It’s Also Right.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Do You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
The XX Factor
There Is Only One Woman (But Many Colons) on the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
The Year of Outrage From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.