• By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    TA-NEHISI COATES IS LEAVING THE ATLANTIC

    The writer Ta-Nehisi Coates has announced he's leaving The Atlantic, where he is currently a national correspondent. From the Washington...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    DEMOCRATS SHOULD IGNORE MITCH MCCONNELL'S ULTIMATUM ON KAVANAUGH

    Senate Democrats are in the midst of negotiating with Republicans over the amount of paper records that should be made available ahead...

    Republicans, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    MULLING A WHITE HOUSE BID, ERIC HOLDER MAY BE OVERESTIMATING THE VALUE OF OBAMA NOSTALGIA

    And away we go:

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    WILL ERIC HOLDER REALLY ENTER THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY WHILE WORKING FOR A LAW FIRM WHOSE CLIENTS INCLUDE UBER AND THE NFL?

    American Urban Radio Networks and CNN reporter April Ryan tweeted Friday morning that former attorney general Eric Holder might announce...

    NFL, Democrats, Running, Barack Obama
  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    HOW “SOUNDING WHITE” HELPS GET YOU AHEAD-ON FILM AND IN REAL LIFE

    Boots Riley's new film, Sorry to Bother You , centers on a black man named Cassius “Cash” Green who's struggling at his telemarketing...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    PLEASE LET THE AERIAL TRAMWAY EMOJI TOIL IN OBSCURITY

    The aerial tramway has been Twitter's least-used emoji for the past 76 days. I know this because of Least Used Emoji Bot , an automated...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    MICHAEL COHEN SECRETLY RECORDED TRUMP DISCUSSING A HUSH AGREEMENT. THE LEGAL IMPLICATIONS COULD BE HUGE

    Two months before the 2016 election, Donald Trump's then-personal attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded him discussing payments...

    Election, Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THE DEADWOOD MOVIE IS DEFINITELY MAYBE SORT OF PROBABLY HAPPENING

    Robin Weigert is doing the interview rounds for her new show, Dietland , and on the way she gave the Los Angeles Times an update on...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    CAN HANNAH GADSBY'S NANETTE BRING QUEER STORYTELLING THE ATTENTION IT'S DUE?

    This post is part of Outward , Slate's home for coverage of LGBTQ life, thought, and culture.

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    WHY FACEBOOK KEEPS STEPPING IN IT

    For years, Facebook has walked a path paved in gold but flanked by quicksand. This week, the company stepped in it-deep. And it isn't...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    I THINK MAYBE THIS IS THE WORST UMPIRING I'VE EVER SEEN IN A BASEBALL GAME

    Two umpires in the Mexican Baseball League were suspended on Wednesday after working together on a call that will go down as one of...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THE ALLURE OF SMALL TOWNS FOR BIG CITY FREELANCERS

    Joel Levinson knew he was good at making movies. To make a living, Levison created video content and entered online marketing contests....

    Market
  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THE HISTORY OF AMSTERDAM AS TOLD BY 700,000 PIECES OF GARBAGE

    On Nov. 1, 1170, the North Sea came crashing through the dikes and dunes on the Dutch coast, washing away villages like sandcastles...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    FELINE FANATIC TAYLOR SWIFT TO JOIN JENNIFER HUDSON, IAN MCKELLEN IN MOVIE VERSION OF CATS

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is one step closer to slinking into movie theaters: Tom Hooper, who has some experience directing a big-screen...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    THE PIECES OF THE MUELLER PUZZLE

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  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    I HAVE TO ASK: THE ANNIE LOWREY EDITION

    Listen to I Have to Ask via Apple Podcasts , Overcast , Spotify , Stitcher , or Google Play .

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    “THERE IS MOTION AT YOUR FRONT DOOR”

    Last May, my wife and baby and I moved from Austin to Dallas, into an actual house in an actual neighborhood on the east side of the...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    NO, MY LIFE IS NOT JUST LIKE THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

    When you watch old favorites years later, sometimes you realize how much you used to overlook. In Pre-Woke Watching, viewers revisit...

  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    UNREAL DROPS ONE MORE BOMB ON ITS WAY OUT THE DOOR

    On Monday, Lifetime dumped the fourth and final season of UnReal on Hulu, where it's now available to stream in its entirety. It was,...

    Running, Industry
  • By Slate   -   Jul 20, 2018

    CAPTION THIS

    Kourtney Kardashian recently posted a photo on Instagram of herself surrounded by shelves of leather-bound books, geotagged to Rome...