Starting tomorrow, and continuing until June 10, I'll be mostly absent from this blog. For the better part of two weeks I'll be on vacation, visiting and then touring with beloved former Slatester Chris Beam. In the meantime, Slate's Emma Roller will be keeping up this blog and covering politics. From time to time, other Slate writers will also appear in this space. I'll occasionally tweet here, but Internet access will be limited during my first lengthy vacation since George W. Bush's first term -- and that's a very good thing.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.