ClaimedWhen Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation.
Send Seth Stevenson to Umpire CampIf enough people join Slate Plus, I get to write the greatest story of my career.
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A U.S.-Japan Robot Duel Is Coming. Time to Rewatch a Great Transnational Bot-Battle Movie.
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Commandant Goodell’s Kangaroo CourtThe NFL’s deflategate punishment was outlandishly excessive.
YouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
One of My First Journalism Assignments Was About Phantom Menace—and It Made Ron Howard Hate Me
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The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
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Grim CarnivalThe baffling reasoning of the jury that just sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
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We Need to Spend More on Our Soldiers and Sailors Yes, the U.S. already spends a lot on our military. But our people are more valuable—and cost more—than any other armed force in the world.
Safeway Almost Made a Massive Deal With Theranos. Now It’s Teaming Up With Theranos’ Biggest Rival.
Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.
Girl, Uninterruptible Prudie advises a letter writer upset over a college freshman daughter’s lack of contact.
A New Statue in Edinburgh Honors a Bear Named Wojtek That Served in the Polish Military During World War II
Attacks on Abortion Clinics Should Be Prosecuted as Terrorism It’s the right thing, both practically and philosophically.
A Radical Experiment in Democracy Is Happening in Northern Syria. Americans Need to Start Paying Attention.
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The Best (and Only) Nigerien Remake of Purple Rain: “Rain the Color of Blue With a Little Red in It”
Internet-Connected Toys Are Getting Hacked, and It’s As Creepy As We Feared It Would Be
Warrior Kings Golden State is currently playing better than any basketball team in history. You might want to watch them.