Slate Voice: “Bitch, I’ll Tell You Why This Sentence Construction Is So Effective”Listen to Katy Waldman read about the perfect sentence construction—and what makes it it’s so powerful.
The NYT’s Summer Reading List Is All Books From White Writers. That’s Not Its Only Problem.
The History of American Slavery
Slave or Enslaved Person? It’s not just an academic debate for historians of American slavery.
Asia McClain, an Alibi Witness, Is Now Allowed to Testify on Serial’s Adnan Syed’s Behalf
After Life After LifeKate Atkinson writes a brilliant follow-up to her brilliant novel, focusing on Teddy, the RAF pilot and brother of the previous book’s heroine.
Bourgeois GhostsThe BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
A Chris Thile Superfan Explains Why His A Prairie Home Companion Hosting Gig Is Such a Big Deal
The Audio Book Club Squints at All the Light We Cannot SeeSlate critics debate Anthony Doerr’s Pulitzer Prize-winning World War II novel.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Flies With H Is for HawkSlate critics debate Helen MacDonald’s shape-shifting grief memoir.
Frontiers of the StuplimeSitting in on UPenn’s controversial seminar in “Wasting Time on the Internet.”
Why Bernie Sanders Is the Left’s Ron Paul He isn’t going to win his party’s nomination, but his popularity still matters.
The XX Factor
Michael Eisner’s Comment That Beautiful Women Aren’t Funny Says More About Eisner Than Women
Colbert’s New Late Show Marquee Is the Best Pizza Ad Ever. Update: The Pizza Place Reacts.
The Reddit Blackout Isn’t About One Fired Employee. It’s About a Dysfunctional Relationship at Reddit’s Core.