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What It’s Like to Vote Republican While Working for SlateSlate’s managing editor talks about the “geographical superiority complex” of certain East Coast media types.
When Big Businesses Were Small
The Starbucks Guide to World DominationStep 1: Serve coffee, not just coffee beans. Step 2: Offer employee benefits.
My Big Fat Disney WeddingI am a tomboy, not a princess. Here’s why getting married at a huge theme park was a delightfully practical decision.
Game of Thrones, Season 3We're witnessing the destruction of one of the great families of Westeros.
Game of Thrones, Season 3Power comes with a high price tag in Westeros. Only a few have figured that out.
Game of Thrones, Season 3Catelyn expresses some remorse about Jon Snow. That’s not a bad thing.
Game of Thrones, Season 3Arya and Gendry: Another Stark-Baratheon romance that will never happen.
Game of Thrones, Season 3While many in Westeros are having a very bad day, Lady Catelyn is having a very bad life.
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton Her email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
The United Slang of America If every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.)
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.