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  • Slate News Quiz

    2h By Ray Hamel
    Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s time to test your knowledge on the week’s news events. Your host, Ray Hamel, has concocted questions on news topics ranging from politics to business, from culture to sports to science.
  • Corrections

    In a July 28 Brow Beat, Aisha Harris misidentified the name of Stephen Colbert’s previous television show. It was The Colbert Report, not The Colbert Show.
  • How the Berners’ Final Protest Went Bust

    1:38am By Jim Newell
    PHILADELPHIA—You could not speak long with a Bernie Sanders delegate from California before hearing about the latest seating drama.
  • The “Bunch of Malarkey” Edition

    Thu 8:06pm By Emily Bazelon
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  • Could Fsociety Pull Off the DNC Hack?

    Thu 7:04pm By Fred Kaplan
    Slate and Future Tense are discussing Mr. Robot and the technological world it portrays throughout the show’s second season. You can follow this conversation on Future Tense, and Slate Plus members can also listen to Hacking Mr. Robot, a members-only podcast…
  • Celebrating the Nerd Mentality

    Thu 6:24pm By Mike Pesca
    Listen to Episode 549 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Trollope’s Triumph

    Thu 6:04pm By Brendan Byrne
    This article is part of a Year of Great Books, a Slate Academy. To learn more, read Laura Miller’s introduction to the series, or visit
  • The Angle: My Feelings Are Complicated Edition

    Thu 6:00pm By Rebecca Onion
    Whither the Democrats? Watching President Obama’s Wednesday night speech, Jamelle Bouie saw the party pitching itself as the party of decency and common sense—the new representatives of the “silent majority.” Will Saletan diagnoses a turn to the…
  • What Twitter Is Saying About Night 4 of the Democratic National Convention

    Thu 5:53pm By Andrew Kahn
    It has all been building to this: Thursday night, the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will accept her party’s nomination for president of the United States. In the hours before she does so, her praises will be sung by a…
  • “I Didn’t Think It Could Be Done in the United States”

    Thu 5:41pm By Jacob Weisberg
    A trove of hacked emails has ignited a raging controversy about the Democratic National Committee’s impartiality and triggered the resignation of its chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It’s also spotlighted the now-visible hand of Russia in the U.S.…