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You Must Remember This
The Lover and the Object of His Affection The truth and the fiction behind John Gilbert and Greta Garbo’s romance.
Good News for Kanye West: California Bans Paparazzi Use of Drones to Spy on Celeb Homes
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Meets The Martian Slate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
The “Blood and Guts” Bonus Segment Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss former vegetarians, pan-seared steaks, and ethical omnivores.
This Gorgeous Backyard Treehouse, Complete With a Bicycle Elevator, Is a Childhood Dream Come True
The “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
Dyrehavsbakken: The World's Oldest Amusement Park First Opened in 1583 and You Can Still Go There Today
The Girl, the Psycho, and the Nice Guy A comic about teenagers that understands just how frustrating they can be.
Live at Politics & Prose
Escape From North Korea Human rights activist Yeonmi Park details her journey in In Order to Live.
Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe’s Akenfield demonstrates that the strongest link between past and future is the living memories of our neighbors.
What Happened at Slate This Week? What the magazine taught me about Joe Biden, the banality of good, and fake sounds in action flicks.
“It’s Worse Than Prison” Reginald Artis served 27 years behind bars. But just because her sentence was up didn’t mean she got to go free.
The XX Factor
Léa Seydoux, Chris Evans, and Natalie Imbruglia: When Reporters Want to “Shag” Their Subjects
How Do You Write History for Teenagers? M.T. Anderson writes erudite books about serious topics—and young adults love them.
The Shark Michael Fassbender as a predatory Steve Jobs in Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin’s biopic.
Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood Announces New LP, Shares PT Anderson-Directed Video for “Roked”