Kanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s French Fries: A Close Reading
The XX Factor
Are Ivanka Trump’s Unpaid Interns Trying to Sabotage Her and Her Dad?
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Olympics Leotard Watch: Points Deducted for Good Taste
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Olympics Leotard Watch: The Red, White, and Blue Warrior vs. The Fairy Princess
The Data Clearly Show That the Media Are Jerks for Singularizing Latinate Words
The Little PrinceThis Netflix original movie makes a conventional (but good) animated film out of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s mysterious novella.
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The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
How Did Gold Stars Come to Represent Grieving Military Families?
What Should We Call Bill Clinton if Hillary Is Elected?
What Conscience Means to a Conservative
Where Does “Your Word Is Your Bond” Come From, and Why Did Melania Steal It?
A Yale Cafeteria Worker Has Been Arrested for Shattering a Disgraceful, Racist Panel
The Angle: Offensive Stagnation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on dark mages and dork Olympians.
Gymnastics Events Involving Bars Are Confusingly Named
Now Twitter's Soulless Machinations Have Ruined Stickers
This Lawyer Bot Will Be Happy to Solve Your Housing Problems
How Did Children’s Literature Evolve From Prim Morality Tales to the Likes of Captain Underpants?
American Beach Volleyball Players Explain Why They’ll Continue to Wear Bikinis
Olympics Leotard Watch: Can You Guess What Country This Leotard Comes From?
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Why Lenny’s Personal Essays by Female Celebrities Are So Consistently, Improbably Great
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Why “Change-Maker” Is Such an Effective Slogan for Hillary Clinton
How “Show Me the Receipts” Became a Catchphrase for Holding the Powerful Accountable
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Hangs With All the Single LadiesSlate critics discuss Rebecca Traister’s magisterial book on how unmarried women are changing America.
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