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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.

By Ed Kilgore

The Other Belushi Biographer Breaks Down ‘Wired’

Journalist Bob Woodward's journalistic tactics were called into question a couple weeks ago over a dispute with the White House, and Tanner Colby has taken this as an opportunity to analyze Woodward's reviled 1984 John Belushi biography Wired [...]

By Bradford Evans

Maria Bamford Tries to Find the Humor in Mental Illness

"Yeah. I have a joke about how people don’t talk about mental illness the way they do other regular illnesses. 'Well, apparently Jeff has cancer. Uh, I have cancer. We all have cancer. You go to chemotherapy you get it taken care of, am I [...]

By Jesse David Fox