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  • Trump’s Star Begins to Dim

    6:35pm By Mike Pesca
    Listen to Episode 311 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Raw Emotion

    6:03pm By John Dickerson
    A discussion about whether Vice President Joe Biden should run for president gets deep pretty fast. Any talk about ambition, a life’s purpose, and the end of a career must take into account of all the woe Biden has had to face in his life. At age 30, a few…
  • Has Kendrick Lamar Recorded the New Black National Anthem?

    4:08pm By Aisha Harris
    Last week, video of Black Lives Matter protesters in Cleveland made the rounds, and they were chanting the chorus to one of the most acclaimed songs of 2015 so far: “We gon’ be alright! We gon’ be alright!”
  • We Don’t Really Care About Car Accidents

    3:29pm By Kevin Klinkenberg
    This article originally appeared in the blog Walking the Walk: Urban Design From the Front Lines.
  • Broken Windows Theory

    12:24pm By David Auerbach
    Windows 10 is the operating system Microsoft needs. In other words, it’s not Windows 8, a Frankenstein’s monster of a tablet-plus-desktop OS that alienated everyone from PC manufacturers to corporate users. Instead, Windows 10 is an incremental improvement…
  • Behind the Year of Outrage 

    11:48am By Allison Benedikt
    In celebration of Slate Plus’ first anniversary, we’re republishing a selection of pieces from the past year, including this article, which was originally published on Dec. 18, 2014.
  • How Boa Constrictors Really Kill

    11:37am By Jim Festante
    According to new research in the Journal of Experimental Biology, the constrictor part of boa constrictor actually refers to the snake’s squeeze cutting off its prey’s blood supply—not its breath.
  • Eat or Be Eaten

    10:03am By Molly Fischer
    Secret, the leading American women’s deodorant brand, has sold its product in scents that include Hawaii Citrus Breeze, Coconut Splash, So Very Summerberry, Pretty ’n Peach, Mystic Melon, Cherry Mischief, Truth or Pear, and Vanilla Chai.
  • The Checkup: Teenage Zombies

    9:31am By Carey Goldberg
    Listen to Episode 13 of WBUR’s The Checkup, “Teenage Zombies”:
  • Are We There Yet?

    5:46am By Lisa Wong Macabasco
    Rest stops are a comforting staple of the American highway system, but sometimes when you need one—really need one—in the midst of a long road trip, the closest exit to relieved bladders and stretched legs can seem miles away. How far apart are rest stops…