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  • Listen to Our October Music Roundup

    30 October 2014, 6:03 pm by: Boer Deng

    Slate’s Brow Beat team covers the latest pop music daily, from David Bowie to Chance the Rapper to James Blake. Slate’s critics dig into the state of music: Carl Wilson’s album reviews; Chris Molanphy’s in-depth Billboard chart analysis on Brow Beat;…
  • Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 3 Transcript

    30 October 2014, 5:41 pm by: David Plotz

    We’re posting weekly transcripts of David Plotz’s Working podcast for Slate Plus members. This the transcript for Episode 3, which features the Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, a senior pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. To learn…
  • New Hampshire Hawk

    30 October 2014, 5:05 pm by: Betsy Woodruff

    John Bolton is beating a path between Washington, D.C., and New Hampshire. Bolton’s spokesman said the former United Nations ambassador will head to the Granite State this weekend to make a campaign stop for Republican House candidate Marilinda Garcia, with…
  • Solar Flair

    30 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Daniel Gross

    Back when it was an expensive, unproven technology, solar energy was driven by hippies in sandals rigging up off-the-grid systems. About a decade ago, change-the-world Silicon Valley types hoping to make gazillions of dollars entered the fray, raising venture…
  • Tricky Treats

    30 October 2014, 3:46 pm by: Cybele May

    As the author of the candy review site called Candy Blog, I eat a lot of sweets. I do my best to try new candies as they hit the market and to keep abreast of candy trends. Predictably, late October is a time when candy manufacturers release new products at a…
  • When Did Halloween Get So Tawdry?

    30 October 2014, 3:40 pm by: Juliet Lapidos

    Despite agitations to the contrary, this year’s Halloween will likely be marked, as in Halloweens past, by women dressing up in “sexy” costumes. But when did this trend get its start? In 2010, Juliet Lapidos tried to find out. The article is reprinted…
  • Mississippi’s Race to the Bottom

    30 October 2014, 3:26 pm by: Jamelle Bouie

    Driven by its high poverty rate, Mississippi ranks low on health and wellness. It has one the highest rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes in the country, as well as the highest mortality rate for infants and adults. These ills are worst among its…
  • The GOP’s Other Takeover

    30 October 2014, 3:25 pm by: Betsy Woodruff

    Forget the U.S. Senate. Even if Republicans seize control of the chamber, their policy-changing prospects will be limited at best. The election night results you should really keep an eye on involve candidates whose names you don’t know in races that rarely,…
  • The Redemption

    30 October 2014, 3:22 pm by: Rachael Larimore

    Nike's new LeBron James commercial—released to coincide with his first game back with the Cavs—highlights the emotional bonds that exist between Cleveland and the star who grew up down the road. Back in July, when James announced his return, northeast Ohio…
  • Let the Right Ones In

    30 October 2014, 2:35 pm by: Scott Jaschik

    This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed.

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