DoubleX is holding a live special edition – all LOVE all the time Gabfest on Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sixth and I in Washington, D.C., just in time for Valentine’s Day, of course. Our special guest is Christina Antoniades, a writer for our favorite Washington Post column, Date Lab. She will read from the best and worst dates and share secrets of matchmaking. Bring your honey or just your lovelorn self. Antoniades will join Gabfest regulars Hanna Rosin and Noreen Malone for our usual free-ranging discussion. You can buy tickets for the show here.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.