Can You Tell Someone's Gender Just From Their Writing? Take the V.S. Naipaul Test and Find Out
The 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.
DoubleX 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.
Postpone Christmas We should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.