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Karl Storchmann of the Journal of Wine Economics discusses how wine ratings affect prices and how to decide what to spend on your bottle.
Greek Expatriates Lobbying Friends Back Home, Flying In Ahead of Referendum Vote
When Fireworks Go Wrong
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A Brief History of the Bikini
How the tiny swimsuit conquered America.
The Secret of “Sprites”
The fireworks-like light shows that flash high above thunderstorms in Earth’s atmosphere.
In Scott Walker's Wisconsin, Obama Urges Crowd to Flee to Democrat-Run Paradise In Minnesota
USA v. Japan: These Six U.S. Stars Were Rejected from Youth Teams. It Made Them Great.
The Killers and Rapists Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the Supreme Court’s historic term, the Greek debt crisis, and the tragicomedy called Trump.
Greece in Crisis
Photos from a nation struggling with closed banks, empty ATMs, rumors and uncertainty
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Outward writer Bryan Lowder on his very happy week.
Touchin’ Me, Touchin’ You
Manilow, Midler, Diamond, Streisand: The last days of the great American showpeople.
Boko Haram Raids Kill More Than 100 in "Reclaimed" Region of Nigeria
This Dairy Company Says That American Cheese Is Un-American. They Are So Wrong.
The Mermaids Have Arrived
Coney Island’s annual parade of half-clothed strangers.
Will Self-Driving Cars Spell the End of the American Road Trip?
My Hometown Baseball Stadium Just Burned Down. It Was My Childhood—and an American Relic.
Was John Hancock’s Signature Too Big?
Or was everyone else’s too small?
The National Anthem, as Sung by the Movies
Such a Tease
When it comes to the female gaze, the original Magic Mike leaves a lot to be desired.
Meteors, Meteoroids, and Meteorites, Oh My!
The Rockets’ Red, White, and Blue Glare
How did fireworks become America’s Fourth of July pastime?
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is militaristic, syntactically garbled, and impossible to sing. It’s perfect.
Study: Fireworks Can Be Bad for Your Health—and We’re Not Talking About Burns
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More Than 70 Percent of Republicans Don’t Believe in Man-Made Global Warming
Urbanization in Sardine-Packed Beijing Has Quadrupled the Size of Its Environmental Impact
Chris Christie’s Hard Truths
The New Jersey governor wants to “tell it like it is.” That isn’t the whole truth.
Awkward Silence Is Our Polio
When Alexandra Petri decided to become a writer, she worried that she wasn’t interesting enough. Her solution? Craigslist.
Whole Foods Is Sorry It Systematically Lied About Some of Its Prices
The Landscape of Civil War Commemoration
How, when, and where the North and South memorialize the conflict.
The Google Labs You Should Be Using
Last week, the undo send shortcut went from Google Lab to standard feature. Here's what should go next.
The Terminator Franchise, Diagrammed With Straws
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