I'm a big fan of Flipboard, the make-your-own newspaper app for the iPad, but I find sometimes that it ends up being stuffed with repetitive items from Twitter feeds. I use Google News constantly, but I don't think it's fixed the problem of repetitive or low-quality stuff floating to the top or near the top of feeds. So I'm
-- a Washington Post company product, just so we're clear -- which allows you to craft a news channel based on stories you find interesting. So far it seems to work better as an aggregator than the things I build myself or the things nice people build for the rest of us. (Sorry, Newser.) Check it out.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ford’s Big Gamble
It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.
Should the United States Grant Asylum to Victims of Domestic Violence?
The Apple Watch Will Make Everyone Around You Just a Little Worse Off
This Was the First Object Ever Designed
Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us
A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest jewels.
A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …
The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.