Oh dear. We’ve just learned that our beloved sister site Broadsheet at Salon has been shuttered. Broadsheet was the original rabble rousing lady site, founded in 2005 when such a thing was unheard of by Salon editors Lori Leibovich and Rebecca Traister. Over the years it became an awesome collection of some of our favorite writers on all of our favorite topics: Tracy Clark-Flory on sex and Kate Harding on body issues and Rebecca Traister on politics and culture and just about everything else. Salon promises that the voices and topics will live on in other parts of the site and we cross our fingers that’s true.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?