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Shakespeare for EveryoneThe most interesting books, movies, and Web sites related to the Bard.
Welcome to the Hotel HiroshimaHas the ground zero of the nuclear age become too "normal"?
Hillary I vs. Hillary IIRichard Nixon returns from the grave to haunt Clinton and remind us of the costs of unresolved history.
Dmitri's ChoiceNabokov wanted his final, unfinished work destroyed. Should his son get out the matches?
Who Will Rule Us After the Next 9/11?The reality of NSPD-51 is almost as bad as the paranoia.
The Israel Lobby and the Second Holocaust DebateAn emblematic error in a controversial book.
Abu Ghraib, Virginia Tech, The Sopranos, TarantinoTrapped in the fog of media violence.
The Hostile New Age Takeover of YogaThere's nothing worse than narcissism posing as humility.
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.