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  • The Student Becomes the Teacher

    23 April 2014, 12:21 pm by: Jeffrey R. Young

    This article is part of Future Tense, which is a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University. On Wednesday, April 30, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on technology and the future of higher education. For…
  • Dear Prudence: Rude Questions About Ethnicity

    23 April 2014, 12:09 pm

    In this week's video, Prudie counsels a Chinese-American woman about how to deal with obnoxious comments from strangers about where she's "really" from.
  • The Tea Party Wants to Help You Go Solar

    23 April 2014, 12:07 pm by: Josh Voorhees

    Last week, with little fanfare and even less debate, Oklahoma lawmakers quietly voted to reverse a nearly four-decade-old law that had barred utility companies from charging customers who install solar panels on their homes more than those who don’t. The…
  • Boss Will Oremus Around!

    23 April 2014, 11:52 am by: Will Oremus

    As Slate’s senior technology writer, I spend my days crafting very serious columns on such societally pressing issues as the plausibility of hoverboards, the verbal tics of my favorite Microsoft executives, and how social media has revolutionized our toilet…
  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    23 April 2014, 11:05 am by: Sharan Shetty

    Some moviegoers will see Jim Jarmusch’s new vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive—being released nationally this Friday after a limited run in New York and L.A.—as too much like its characters: cold, distant, and technically lifeless. They will have a…
  • Work Suffering? Get a Hobby!

    23 April 2014, 9:36 am by: Paca Thomas

    Do you want to be better during work hours? Concentrate on your free time creativity. A new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology indicates that dedicating time to a hobby–be it crocheting or model building–can…
  • The Easiest Thing to Forget

    23 April 2014, 9:31 am by: Mary Gaitskill

    Slate music critic Carl Wilson's Let's Talk About Love was first published at the end of 2007 as part of the 33⅓ series of books on albums. Where most of the books in the series were tributes in one way or another to records generally agreed to be…
  • Rethinking Spring Cleaning

    23 April 2014, 8:43 am by: J. Bryan Lowder

    Of all the emotions that can hobble spring cleaning, the worst might be sentimentality. I know, because I’m currently struggling with a bout of it myself. On my bedside table there is, inexplicably, a plush hoot-owl with a scarf and beanie hat that has been…
  • Burned by Bureaucracy

    23 April 2014, 7:27 am by: Brian Palmer

    The last time a new sunscreen ingredient came on the U.S. market, the Y2K bug was threatening to destroy our way of life. Intel had just introduced the Pentium III processor, featuring an amazing 500 MHz of computing power. The Honda Insight was about to…
  • Must a Gentleman Sit on the Couch With His Hand Down His Pants Like Al Bundy?

    22 April 2014, 11:55 pm by: Troy Patterson

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