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Slate

The Unusual Contest That Gives Everyday Cyclists a Chance at Going Pro

The Unusual Contest That Gives Everyday Cyclists a Chance at Going Pro

Thanks to a number of new technologies, indoor cycling has become a growing part of the exercise and fitness world. In the old days, indoor cycling systems like trainers, which allow a bike to be
Nearly a Dozen Sleep Masks Later, I’ve Found My Holy Grail

Nearly a Dozen Sleep Masks Later, I’ve Found My Holy Grail

There are two types of people: those who use sleeping masks, and those who have never tried sleeping masks. I am fervently the former. My journey into voluntary sightlessness began while backpacking
If He Said It

If He Said It

For the past week, former Donald Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has been promoting her new tell-all book with claims that she has heard tapes, recorded on the set of The Apprentice, in which
The Accountable Capitalism Edition

The Accountable Capitalism Edition

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Listening to Inanimate Objects

Listening to Inanimate Objects

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For Your Consideration: Eric Trump’s Use of the #Wife Hashtag

For Your Consideration: Eric Trump’s Use of the #Wife Hashtag

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman has been dominating the news this week, so much so that if the Trumps were at all worthy of sympathy, you might have some for them now. Son of the
Islam’s Great Meat Feat

Islam’s Great Meat Feat

Saeed Ahmed speaks with a warm smile befitting of his name—Saeed means “happy” in Arabic. As he talks to me, goat after goat is removed from a meat hook behind him. Skinned and gutted but with
Report: DOJ Pressuring Facebook to Break Encryption on Messenger App

Report: DOJ Pressuring Facebook to Break Encryption on Messenger App

The Department of Justice is attempting to compel Facebook to break the encryption on its Messenger app so that officials can eavesdrop on the calls of a suspect in a case involving the MS-13 gang,
Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia

Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on Erasing the Black Vote in Georgia

On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county’s polling places months before the November election.
The Angle: The Sleep Deprivation Edition

The Angle: The Sleep Deprivation Edition

Join the club: With the release of Crazy Rich Asians this weekend, Inkoo Kang revisits The Joy Luck Club, a modest box-office success but much-derided film among Asian Americans. Kang argues that it’s
How the Crazy Rich Asians Movie Departs From the Book

How the Crazy Rich Asians Movie Departs From the Book

Crazy Rich Asians is a lot of things: one of the summer’s most buzzed-about films, the first major Hollywood studio release starring an all–Asian American cast since The Joy Luck Club in 1993, a
The Other Brains Behind Tesla and SpaceX

The Other Brains Behind Tesla and SpaceX

Few CEOs have personified their companies the way Elon Musk does with Tesla, SpaceX, and the Boring Company. In the case of Tesla, he is both the face of the company and literally speaks for it, often
A Little-Known GOP Congressman Tells Voters He “Stood Up” to Trump. What Could Go Wrong?

A Little-Known GOP Congressman Tells Voters He “Stood Up” to Trump. What Could Go Wrong?

If there’s been one electoral constant in the age of Trump, it’s that Republican candidates do not go out of their way to highlight their disagreements with the president. The vast majority who do
The Senate Must Closely Examine These Documents From Kavanaugh’s Bush Years

The Senate Must Closely Examine These Documents From Kavanaugh’s Bush Years

Even before the election of Donald Trump, every recent occupant of the Oval Office attempted to expand the already awesome powers of the president. Given this reality and the fact Trump’s 2016
Should I Eat This 3,200-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Cheese That’s Possibly Infected With a Deadly Disease?

Should I Eat This 3,200-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Cheese That’s Possibly Infected With a Deadly Disease?

Archaeologists have discovered some 3,200-year-old cheese in an Egyptian tomb, and scientists analyzing the sample believe it’s “probably the most ancient archeological solid residue of cheese ever
Atal Bihari Vajpayee Helped Bring Hindu Nationalism Into the Mainstream

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Helped Bring Hindu Nationalism Into the Mainstream

On Thursday, former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, an enormously influential figure in the country’s politics, died at the age of 93. His passing has been widely mourned throughout India
More Evidence That California Is Deteriorating Into a Feudal Society of Inherited Land Wealth

More Evidence That California Is Deteriorating Into a Feudal Society of Inherited Land Wealth

Look no further than a Los Angeles Times investigation published on Friday afternoon.
Alexa, Play This Perfectly Timed Burn

Alexa, Play This Perfectly Timed Burn

I don’t, for the record, make an effort to keep up with the Kardashians. But somehow, they keep up with me. I’m frankly embarrassed that I know who the bit players in the Kardashian epic are, but I
“It Is a Miracle That Employers Don’t Murder More Secretaries”

“It Is a Miracle That Employers Don’t Murder More Secretaries”

A few years ago, I saw the unbelievable table of contents of a 1945 book, What Men Don’t Like About Women, floating around Twitter, courtesy of Sophie Gadd. I ordered a copy of the book via