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2007 Defined the Next Decade in Pop Hip-hop and R&B dominated the charts, but digital sales are what mattered.
Cracking Open Customer service, female friendship, and Trump’s dangerous U.N. speech, in the Slate Plus Digest.
The Angle: Death Knell Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on the Iran deal, MoviePass, and Graham-Cassidy’s chances.
Puerto Rico’s Best Hope for Keeping the Lights On The indebted island was already eager to hand its electric utility to private owners. Hurricane Maria just made it much more likely.
Trump Has No Good Reason to Scrap the Iran Deal The reasons his administration has put forth are dishonest and will make us less secure.
In 2017, the Triumph of Battle of the Sexes Feels Like a Hollow Victory Emma Stone and Steve Carell deliver winning performances as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, but we all know how this story ends.
Prosecutors Lied About a Chemist Who Tainted 18,000 Convictions. Time to Overturn Them All.
The “Alaska Purchase” Is Probably Unconstitutional Republican leaders can’t buy off Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s vote this way.
“There’s No Office Left to Run For” New Yorker editor David Remnick on the rawness of Clinton’s What Happened—and his hopes for Obama’s presidential memoir.
A Mexican TV Network Used a Simpsons Episode to Criticize a Competitor’s Sensational Earthquake Coverage
Strangers in Their Own Land Arlie Russell Hochschild asks the right questions in her book. What about the answers?
Can You Cure Autism? For this non-evidence-based treatment center, the answer to that depends on how much you’re willing to pay.
How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future Autonomous author Annalee Newitz explains how she went about building her 2144.
Bollywood Star Ali Fazal On crossing over to Hollywood, his new film Victoria & Abdul, and what it means to represent India at home and abroad.
What Should We Make of the Ending of Mother? Three Slate Critics Discuss in Spoiler-y Detail.
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The New Lost Generation Danielle Allen discusses the impact of mass incarceration on her cousin, who was imprisoned at 15.
The Tricky Path to Employment Is Trickier When You’re Autistic Autistic children grow up to be autistic adults. Our society doesn’t give them the support they need.
Facebook Agrees to Turn Over Thousands of Russian-Bought Political Ads During 2016 Election
No Truth, No Consequences Every attempt to repeal Obamacare has been built on lies. Graham-Cassidy is no different.
Dylan Moran Will Say It to Your Face If you’ve gone through the trouble to craft a perfect joke about American girth, why dial it back for an American audience?