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  • Listen to Our September Music Roundup

    30 September 2014, 11:42 am by: Aisha Harris

    Slate’s Brow Beat team covers the latest pop music daily, from Kendrick Lamar to TV on the Radio to Prince. Slate’s critics dig into the state of music: Carl Wilson’s album reviews; Chris Molanphy’s in-depth Billboard chart analysis; Slate pop critic…
  • Naomi Klein Is Wrong

    30 September 2014, 11:25 am by: Zachary Karabell

    The gathering of delegates in New York last week for the latest and likely futile installment of climate talks at the United Nations prompted a new round of familiar questions: Why have the governments of the world so far been unable to stem climate change?…
  • “For People, Food Is Heaven”

    30 September 2014, 10:59 am by: Boer Deng

    Boer Deng is the author of “How to Order Chinese Food,” which was published on Slate on Sept. 18. In the piece, Deng delves into the nuances of regional cuisine, mysteriously named dishes, and more.
  • Bull---- Market

    30 September 2014, 10:44 am by: Daniel Gross

    The U.S. is belatedly making great strides on becoming more energy-efficient and carbon-friendly. Huge new solar and wind farms dot the countryside. Car companies are making revolutionary investments in efficiency. We’re relying less on coal to create power.…
  • Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

    30 September 2014, 9:00 am by: John Dickerson

    Ever since Richard Nixon's Checkers speech brought the then-vice president back from near political death, campaign managers have recognized that spotlighting a candidate’s family is one of the smartest—and perhaps easiest—moves to make. While campaign…
  • Almost Humane

    30 September 2014, 7:36 am by: Joelle Renstrom

    This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph:…
  • Drive-By Bounty

    30 September 2014, 6:00 am by: Emily Yoffe

    Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, is online weekly to chat live with readers. An edited transcript of the chat is below. (Sign up here to get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week. Read Prudie’s Slate columns here. Send questions to Prudence at…
  • Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation

    29 September 2014, 11:56 pm by: Neal Stephenson

    This piece is part of Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, New America, and Arizona State University. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Future Tense will host an event in Washington, D.C., on science fiction and public policy, inspired by the new anthology Hieroglyph:…
  • The Self-Made Man

    29 September 2014, 11:45 pm by: John Swansburg

    In 1990, Susan Orlean published a book called Saturday Night, in which she set out to document how Americans spend their weekly reprieve from work. “Saturday night,” she wrote, “is when you want to do what you want to do and not what you have to do.”…
  • Lena Dunham, the Book

    29 September 2014, 11:43 pm by: Katy Waldman

    A few pages into her essay collection and modern feminist handbook Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned,” Lena Dunham presents a list of instantly recognizable Lena-isms. They are statements she says she’s made to possible…

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