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Brow Beat
March 10 2014 2:38 AMCrawling Out of the True Detective Rabbit Hole
March 7 2014 11:11 AMVive la RésurrectionWhen it comes to coming back, the French do it better.  
Brow Beat
March 3 2014 2:37 AMThe Sly Messages Ellen Snuck Into Her Oscars Bits
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2014 10:56 AMLate Night With Seth Meyers Feels a Lot Like “Weekend Update.” But It Has Room to Grow.
Feb. 24 2014 10:46 AMThe Banality of DuplicityEveryone is implicated in The Americans.
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2014 9:57 PMDown the True Detective Rabbit Hole Again
Brow Beat
Feb. 18 2014 9:34 AMJimmy Fallon Brings Earnest, Nice-Guy Vibe to His First Tonight Show
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 14 2014 2:54 PMIt’s Time for a Prime-Time PromotionIn praise of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the most fabulous skating announcers in Sochi.
Feb. 13 2014 7:30 AMHail to the SleazeHouse of Cards returns more ridiculous than ever. Thank goodness for that.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 1:14 PMAmazon Has Finally Made Its House of Cards. It Will Have You Addicted.
Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2014 11:42 AMWhy Nashville Is the Most Frustrating Show on Television
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2014 11:26 AMThe Real World Hits a New, Depressing Low
Jan. 26 2014 9:29 PMDoing the HustleThe flashiest, emptiest Best Picture nominee, American Hustle.
Jan. 22 2014 7:28 AMBroad CityComedy Central’s new series features a new kind of girl on TV.
Jan. 16 2014 2:58 PMEvery Rose Has Its ThornFlowers in the Attic is back, and ickier than ever.
March 8 2014 9:32 AMCould Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams Make a Messy, Cliché-Ridden TV Show?Believe.
March 6 2014 1:36 PMYour God Is Too SmallThe new Cosmos tries to reconcile science and faith.
Brow Beat
March 2 2014 9:58 PMTrue Detective Closes in on the Bad Guys … or Does It?
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 24 2014 1:35 PMStill Bitter After All These YearsTwo new films show that figure skating’s greatest scandal scarred its villain far more than its victim.
Feb. 23 2014 11:52 PMThe Horrible Things That Men Do to WomenYes, True Detective treats its female characters badly. That's the point.
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2014 11:28 AMNow That We’ve Finished Season 2, How Good Is House of Cards, Really?
Brow Beat
Feb. 17 2014 9:04 AMWhere True Detective Is Headed, as Best We Can Tell
Brow Beat
Feb. 14 2014 9:37 AMThe Crazy Thing That Happens in the First New Episode of House of Cards
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 12 2014 3:21 PMThe Princess and the Ice QueenNBC (and everyone else) puts Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner into boxes at the Sochi Games.
Brow Beat
Feb. 7 2014 11:06 AMI Actually Feel Bad for Jay Leno
Brow Beat
Feb. 4 2014 12:06 PMFinally, a Bachelor Contestant Exposes the Show’s Weird Sex Issues
Jan. 29 2014 7:26 AMFleming. Ian Fleming.A BBC America miniseries makes the case that Fleming’s own derring-do inspired his greatest creation.
Jan. 23 2014 12:45 PMSo Kinnear, Yet So FarRake is fatally torpedoed by its leading man’s lack of rakeiness.
Jan. 17 2014 9:30 AMThe Dynamic DuoSherlock, TV’s best bromance, returns.
Jan. 16 2014 12:19 PMLooking GoodLooking great!



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Watch Flashes of Lightning Created in a Lab  
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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.