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  1. podcasts
    Why Slow Burn Season Two Is All About Bill Clinton’s ImpeachmentA behind-the-scenes look at the Slate podcast’s latest obsession.
  2. podcasts
    Slate’s Slow Burn Podcast to Return With New Season About Clinton ImpeachmentPremiering August 8.
  3. The Lessons of Slate’s Election Day Handicapping ExperimentAn ambitious effort, but inaccurate results.
  4. Should You Trust Slate’s Early Numbers?The online magazine has launched an ambitious effort to provide real-time information on how the deal is going down. If nothing else, it is fun.
  5. The Scarier Thing About Slate’s Trump Server ArticleIt’s important to know where the data came from.
  6. Malcolm Gladwell, Nick Denton, and More on the Future of Media at Slate’s 20thDoes David Remnick miss Gawker?
  7. Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the MediaWe can only make things exciting if they’re, like, happening in front of us with funny hats.”
  8. Slate’s David Auerbach on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the MediaThe free-content-plus-ads model in general is not working. The rise of clickbait and its ensuing decline is in fact evidence of this.”
  9. Celebrity Settings
    Jennifer Lopez Drops by Dos Caminos; Jake Gyllenhaal Lunches at Má PêcheThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  10. Celebrity Settings
    Jared Leto Dines at Angelica Kitchen; Kristen Wiig Celebrates at Hill & DaleThis week’s Celebrity Settings.
  11. Slate Makes Halfhearted Attempt at Putting Up a PaywallThey won’t even use that term.
  12. out of control
    Violent Thoughts About a Man. How Can I Stop?A reactionary take on Slate’s male feminist lust manifesto.
  13. our casual dysmorphia
    Study: Being a Fat Woman Is CriminalMale jurors judge obese female defendants more harshly.
  14. Openings
    Slate Serving Wine and Panini at The Hudson TheatresThe pop-up comes from actors Michael Della Femina and Josh Weinstein.
  15. The Truth About Cats and Dogs on the InternetBreaking down the Internet’s animal preferences.
  16. Mediavore
    Infant Diets Predict Future Taste for Salt; North Korean Food Aid DelayedKim Jong Il’s death might have derailed the resumption of U.S. donations.
  17. Matthew Yglesias Will Be Blogging at SlateThe ThinkProgress economics writer is moving on.
  18. The Mississippi Personhood Anti-Abortion Amendment Raises a Few Interesting QuestionsReductio ad absurdum.
  19. A Glimpse Into the Private Life of Jacob WeisbergAt home, the Slate editor cavorts with stuffed animals, according to a new book from his wife.
  20. Annie Lowrey Leaving Slate for the New York TimesThe business writer will be an economic policy correspondent at the Paper of Record.
  21. Another Laid-Off Slate Staffer Got a Good Job Very QuicklyAt the Gray Lady.
  22. Is It Time for the Troubled Washington Post Company to Divest Slate?If you love something, set it free?
  23. Slate Also Lays Off Book Editor and Wine ColumnistThe ax really fell hard today.
  24. Slate Lays Off Jack Shafer; Romenesko Will RetireBudget cuts and boredom, respectively.
  25. It Is Apparently Very Hard to Get a Cartoon in The New YorkerHarder than getting the joke.
  26. Air Conditioner Drippings Aren’t As Gross As You Might ThinkYou could even drink them. But don’t, really.
  27. Please Don’t Wish David Plotz a Happy Birthday on FacebookIt’s a trick.
  28. Slate’s Tom Scocca Decamps to DeadspinHe’ll be managing editor.
  29. Openings
    What to Eat at Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club, Replacing Water Taxi Beach SSSFoosball, billiards, Ping-Pong, and La Frieda burgers at South Street Seaport.
  30. The Great Outdoors
    Water Taxi Beach SSS Loses Its Sand (Updated: WTB LIC Is Kaput, Too)The faux beach will become an “upscale beer garden.”
  31. Simon Doonan: The Daily Beast’s Commenters Are Way Bitchier Than Slate’sThey’re, like, personal attacks.”
  32. FYI
    Apocalypse Prep: A Guide to Eating BugsWe know bugs are gross, but so is Soylent Green.
  33. loose threads
    Simon Doonan Leaves the Observer; Anna Wintour Likes to Approve ThingsAlso, Tati Cotliar says walking the Marc Jacobs show wasn’t very fun.
  34. Slate Group Kills the Big MoneyThe financial-news website will shutter.
  35. Wisenheimers, Scary People, and Debate-Team Captains: A Taxonomy of Commenting CommunitiesAn anthropological survey of thirteen strange online cultures.
  36. Further ‘Suspicious Activity’ Reported in Times SquareIn fact, there’s suspicious activity there all the time!
  37. Scandal: Online Journalist Pastes Portions of Someone Else’s Story Into OwnVeteran journalist Gerald Posner acknowledged today that he copied five sentences from a Miami ‘Herald’ article this week.
  38. Concepts
    Create a Restaurant-Magazine HybridIf there’s a ‘Rolling Stone’ restaurant, why not a Chez ‘Cosmo’?
  39. DoubleX to Be Folded Back Into Slate.comThe independent women’s magazine will no longer be independent.
  40. no means yes?
    ‘No Homo’: Cause for Hope in Hip-hop?Is hip-hop becoming gayer — or is it just up to some old tricks?
  41. regret the error
    Author Disputes Slate’s Assertion That He Patronized Enslaved Prostitutes“Do I ejaculate approvingly over the Western men who engage their services? I do not.”
  42. Bookshelf
    Has New York Said ‘Au Revoir’ to All That French Cuisine?A discussion with the author of a new book about the decline of French cuisine.
  43. Double X Blog Fails to Get One Crucial Fact RightThere’s an important correction now appended to the Slate blog’s essay about Jezebel.
  44. Reshuffling, Reimagining at OK!The celebrity weekly will focus more on style. Also, several editors are out. That and the rest of today’s media news.
  45. The Media Says Au Revoir to All ThatHarperCollins is laying off staffers, the Toronto ‘Metro’ is written by interns, and approximately 41,000 media jobs have been slashed since the start of the recession. But things are looking up in France!
  46. Silda Edits Eliot’s Slate Columns!Overheard: the former governor and Slate columnist discussing his creative process.
  47. Isn't It Ironic
    Spitzer to Cabbie: ‘Happy Ending, Please?’The Luv Guv stopped into a former ‘health club.’ But it was all in good fun.
  48. So Eliot Spitzer Walks Into a Massage Parlor…The former governor and current Slate columnist walked into a media party at Happy Ending with his head held high.
  49. Fred Hickman Highlights a Rather Embarrassing Week for ESPNThe ex-YES anchor turns out to be a space cadet, Rick Reilly loves teeth, and more, in this week’s look at the sporting press.
  50. Eliot Spitzer Gets a New GigThe former governor will write a new column for Slate starting tomorrow.
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