Nina Rastogi

Nina Shen Rastogi is a writer and editor, and is also the vice president for content at Figment.

Brow Beat
June 3 2011 12:14 PMHighlights from the 2011 Moby Awards for Book Trailers
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June 2 2011 2:01 PMCan You Tell Someone's Gender Just From Their Writing? Take the V.S. Naipaul Test and Find Out
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June 1 2011 5:29 PMGreatest (Female-Delivered) Movie Threats of All Time?
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May 31 2011 10:36 AMGirl with the Dragon Tattoo Trailer—Leak or Viral Stunt?
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May 27 2011 3:33 PMWas E. E. Cummings a Racist?
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May 26 2011 12:36 PMWill "Pop-Up Video" Still Be Fun in 2011?
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May 23 2011 6:15 PMWhat's the Best Sax Solo in Pop Music History?
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May 20 2011 5:53 PM"The Dark Knight Rises" Viral Campaign Begins—14 Months Ahead of Schedule
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May 19 2011 12:31 PMWatch Beyonce's New Video for "Run the World (Girls)"
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May 18 2011 6:01 PMWarren Buffett's Best Pop Culture Cameos
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May 16 2011 9:20 AMEpisode 8 of "The Killing": "Stonewalled"
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May 13 2011 6:49 PM5 Leading Theories for Why We Laugh—and the Jokes That Prove Them Wrong
Culture Gabfest
May 11 2011 2:27 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Grody, Moldy Breath of Tourists" EditionListen to Slate's show about Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Wesley Yang's New York cover story "Paper Tigers," and the enduring popularity of the Beastie Boys.
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May 10 2011 6:07 PMA Response to Wesley Yang's "Paper Tigers"
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May 2 2011 7:48 AMEpisode 6 of "The Killing": "What You Have Left"
June 3 2011 11:21 AMHow Would You Do at the National Spelling Bee?Take our test and find out.
June 2 2011 11:48 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Bunga Bunga Botox EditionListen to Slate's show about Ariel Levy's New Yorker article on Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin's potential White House bids, and two articles on aging.
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June 1 2011 12:32 PMYour Favorite Sax Solos
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May 28 2011 2:00 PMWe Have Lady Gaga to Thank for Michael Bolton's "Jack Sparrow" Video
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May 27 2011 12:35 PMThe A.V. Club Makes a Travel Show for Pop Culture Geeks
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May 24 2011 9:54 AMFive Books That Go Behind the Legends of Area 51
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May 23 2011 9:20 AMEpisode 9 of "The Killing": "Undertow"
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May 20 2011 9:12 AMSeason Finale of "The Office": Who's the Boss?
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May 19 2011 9:10 AMCannes Bans Von Trier for Nazi Comments
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May 18 2011 10:04 AMPhilip Roth: "It’s as Though He’s Sitting on Your Face"
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May 13 2011 7:30 PMHard Rock Café's "Tears in Heaven" Poster: Awesome or Appalling?
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May 13 2011 11:01 AMAshton Kutcher Is Apparently the New Charlie Sheen
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May 11 2011 11:20 AMGoogle Celebrates Martha Graham
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May 9 2011 11:06 AMEpisode 7 of "The Killing": "Vengeance"
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April 29 2011 3:24 PMWe're Glad That's Over, Too




Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal. 

Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute

Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch

How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.


Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets

Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.


You Had to Be There

What we can learn from things that used to be funny.

Legendary Critic Greil Marcus Measures and Maps Rock History Through 10 Unlikely Songs

Catfish Creator Nev Schulman’s Book Is Just Like Him: Self-Deluded and Completely Infectious

Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 14 2014 2:37 PM When Abuse Is Not Abuse Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM Olive Garden Has Been Committing a Culinary Crime Against Humanity
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
Brow Beat
Sept. 14 2014 7:10 PM Watch Michael Winslow Perform Every Part of “Whole Lotta Love” With Just His Voice
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2014 4:36 PM “There’s No Tolerance for That” Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh say they don’t abide domestic abuse. So why do the Seahawks and 49ers have a combined six players accused of violence against women?