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Why It’s Slatesters, not Slate-stersOverheard on email: Slate’s copy desk rounds up its February style and grammar rulings.
Why Are Swimsuits So Expensive?There’s a reason some women pay hundreds of dollars for inches of cloth.
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Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Could Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash? Probably not.