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The Super Bowl Ad Report CardThe best and worst commercials of 2015.
Dear Patriots HatersA message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 4The “Boom Goes the Dynamite” edition.
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 3The “Meaningful Stare” edition.
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 2The “Snoozer” edition.
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 1The “Thumb on the Scales” edition.
TNR’s Raucous Wake Staff changes at the venerable magazine expose the fault lines of modern journalism.
How to Get Your Clothes Wrinkle-Free Without Ironing
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“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Why Would Anyone Watch Twitch?The strange allure of the video game streaming site.
Death by InchesThe battle over the metric system in America.
The Horror of EarbudsThey fit wrong, they fall out, they get covered in gross earwax—can’t someone design something better?
The Seahawks Didn’t Throw Away the Super BowlThe Patriots reached out and grabbed it.
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 5The “Grand Drama” edition.
When Will Downton Abbey’s Miss Bunting Mind Her Manners? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
Who Is the Best Match for Lady Cora? We Dissect the Latest Downton Abbey.
Is Mr. Bates Bringing Downton Abbey Down? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
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Ten Years in Your Ears
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