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.
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Why the RNC’s Loyalty Pledge Was a Huge Mistake The GOP just made its “Donald Trump problem” even worse.
Hang Up And Listen
The You Get a Trophy Just for Listening Bonus Segment The wimpiest sports podcast in America defends your right to get a participation trophy.
This North Carolina City Offers Ultra-Fast Internet As an Alternative to the Usual Options
Goodell’s Long Fall Why the NFL commissioner’s latest disaster might actually be his undoing.
A Record Number of Retirements Turned the U.S. Open’s First Round Into a Joke. It Can’t Happen Again.