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Tinder Might Feel Like a Dating Wasteland, but It’s Not Entirely Useless

Tinder Might Feel Like a Dating Wasteland, but It’s Not Entirely Useless

It’s a widely accepted fact—at least in my circle of recent college grads—that Tinder, and the world of online dating writ large, is a wasteland. The lure of carefully curated profiles, relative
A Brief Conversation With White Nationalist Peter Brimelow at CPAC

A Brief Conversation With White Nationalist Peter Brimelow at CPAC

Peter Brimelow is the founder of the white nationalist site VDare and a former editor at National Review. He was touring CPAC’s exhibition hall with his wife, Lydia, on Friday evening. This interview
The Truth About “Crisis Actors”

The Truth About “Crisis Actors”

On Wednesday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Cameron Kasky, the 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor who has helped lead the students’ fight for gun control, how he felt about the popular right-wing
How Newsweek Collapsed

How Newsweek Collapsed

In fall 2017, a high-ranking editor at Newsweek was fired four days after filing a grievance to the magazine’s human resources department, complaining of gender discrimination and bullying, and
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too

Here’s something that might make Americans feel slightly better (or not) about their country’s ludicrous leadership: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been forced stepped down from
Get to Know a New Olympic Event: Mass Start Speedskating
Don’t Fall for It

Don’t Fall for It

Listen to Episode 936 of Slate’s The Gist:
Hit Parade: The Def Jams Edition

Hit Parade: The Def Jams Edition

Listen to Episode 10 of Slate’s Hit Parade:
U.S. to (Sort of) Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May

U.S. to (Sort of) Move Embassy to Jerusalem in May

The State Department has announced that it will move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. This is a much
Here Are Today’s New Details in the Case Against Paul Manafort

Here Are Today’s New Details in the Case Against Paul Manafort

Former Trump campaign consultant Rick Gates pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of lying to investigators on Friday. Special counsel Robert Mueller also unsealed a five-count
Johnny Weir’s Hunger Games Fashion Transformation Began Long Before the 2018 Olympics

Johnny Weir’s Hunger Games Fashion Transformation Began Long Before the 2018 Olympics

Olympic figure skaters-turned-NBC commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski have been attracting as much attention these Olympics for how they look as for what they have to say. Weir, in particular,
Annihilation: FAQ

Annihilation: FAQ

Alex Garland’s new film Annihilation wants to make your jaw hang open in wonder, but once it’s over, it’s much more likely you’ll be scratching your head in confusion. Drawing in part on details from
Apple TV Was the Best Way to Watch the Olympics This Year

Apple TV Was the Best Way to Watch the Olympics This Year

Growing up, watching the Olympics was a simple affair. I’d switch on the TV and watch whatever sport was being broadcast. It wasn’t necessarily live—in fact, it almost never was—and it may not have
The Angle: Viable Laws Edition

The Angle: Viable Laws Edition

Good prospects: Of all the current (relatively modest) proposals for gun control, there aren’t any that could get through Congress that wouldn’t pass muster in the courts, Mark Joseph Stern reports.
Four Theories on Why the United States Is No Longer Having a Crummy Winter Olympics

Four Theories on Why the United States Is No Longer Having a Crummy Winter Olympics

After an underwhelming start to the 2018 Winter Olympics, in which the United States won a paltry 13 medals in the games’ first 12 days, Team USA finally decided to stop moping around the Olympic
Game Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big Winner

Game Night Is a Team Effort, but Rachel McAdams Is the Big Winner

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) don’t like to lose. The opening shots of Game Night show the future couple meeting competitive at a pub trivia night; as their teams go head-to-head,
Not Every U.S.–Russia Meeting Is Suspicious

Not Every U.S.–Russia Meeting Is Suspicious

Much fuss was raised when it was revealed that top Russian intelligence officials visited Washington in January to discuss counterterrorism with the heads of the CIA and the National Intelligence
Any Gun Control Law Congress Could Possibly Pass Will Survive in the Courts

Any Gun Control Law Congress Could Possibly Pass Will Survive in the Courts

The Republican Party and the NRA frequently describe the Second Amendment in absolutist terms, suggesting that any restriction on the right to bear arms runs afoul of the Constitution. In reality,
Venezuela’s Bizarre Campaign to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

Venezuela’s Bizarre Campaign to Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency

In January, the Venezuelan government released a curious white paper detailing plans for the world’s first government-sponsored cryptocurrency called petro, which would be backed by the country’s oil
The Florida Senate Race Is Already About Guns

The Florida Senate Race Is Already About Guns

It was overlooked following Wednesday’s “Teens Roast Marco Rubio” special on CNN, but that night also saw a significant development in what’s expected to be one of the most-watched Senate races in the