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The Audio Book Club
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Earthquake Japan HelpHow Google responds to crises. Plus, the best emergency apps for your phone.
The Culture Gabfest, "Reality Is Statham" EditionListen to Slate's show about Jason Statham's new movie The Mechanic, the Onion News Network, and whether video games can make us better.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club on Lord of MisruleOur critics discuss Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award-winning novel.
TODAY IN SLATE
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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Inside Higher Ed
Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda? A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.