Sam Ellens

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Life magazine, 1945: Why it was the greatest magazine ever published.

Last summer in a used bookstore, I happened on an enormous, bound volume of <i>Life</i> magazine, from July–September 1945. I opened to the very first story …

Richard Dawkins interview: Science, religion, irrationality, group selection, and his new memoir.

<b>Richard Dawkins</b> <i>is emeritus professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Oxford and the author of several books, including</i> The Selfish Gene</i> …

Longform.org's Top 10 stories of 2013.

For the last few days, we’ve been sharing our favorite articles of the year on <b>Slate</b>. Now it’s time for the Top 10. For our full list, check out …

Higher Wages Are Good for Companies Too

Barbara Gertz is 25 and works at a Walmart in Aurora, Colorado, stocking shelves on the overnight shift. She and her husband, a cement mason, can get …

TED Talks

1993 Independent article about Osama bin Laden.

<i>This post originally appeared in Business Insider.</i><p>This article from Dec. 6, 1993, by Robert Fisk of <i>The Independent</i>, titled, "Anti-Soviet warrior puts …

Slatest PM: The NSA is tracking your cellphone.

<b>Snowden's Latest:</b> <i>Washington Post:</i> "The National Security Agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around …

Suzanne Parratt: Servers being forced to pay for walkouts is surprisingly common.

Last month, a New York City waitress who’d just been fired after she refused to cover the $96 tab of a party who walked out without paying posted an …

Jenny Kutner's Texas Monthly account of her student-teacher “affair” reveals a particular type of victimization.

In <i>Texas Monthly</i>, Jenny Kutner writes a long and arresting account of her eighth-grade year, when the 14-year-old Kutner met the 23-year-old …

Fake burgers will save us all!

<b>(Maastricht University)</b><p>Lab-grown meat could resolve the environmental problems of industrial agriculture. But will anyone eat it?<p>Tom Levitt<p>December 8, 2013 10:00pm (UTC)<p>This originally appeared on Earth Island Journal.<p>Mark Post had a slight grin on his face as he prepared to reveal the contents of …