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Best Books 2013: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s columnists, editors, and bloggers pick their favorite books of the year.
Your Bad Teacher StoriesReaders tell us their worst teacher stories using the hashtag #BadTeacher.
2012 Books: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s editors, designers, and columnists choose their favorite books of 2012.
The Year’s Best AdvertisementsBudweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Best Books 2014: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s columnists, editors, and bloggers pick their favorite books of the year.
Lost Viral Hits of the Pre-YouTube EraAlmost-forgotten moments that would have “won the Internet” if they happened today.
I’m a Freshman. What’s the One Book I Must Read?Slate staffers recommend the perfect reading material for the college-bound.
Mr. Former PresidentFrom Taft to Carter, the second acts of American presidents are sometimes more compelling than their first.
Summer Reading 2013: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s editors, designers, and columnists reveal their summer reading choices for 2013.
The Slate Culture Staff Oscar PoolWho will win? See our picks for every award—and read Slatesters’ explanations for the most foolhardy ones.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Could Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash? Probably not.