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Slate Music Playlist: July Spotify Playlist for Slate Plus members.

<b>Slate</b>’s Brow Beat team covers the latest pop music daily, from Robert Plant to John Legend to Weird Al. And <b>Slate</b>’s critics dig into the state of …

No Left Turn: Democrats and the New Populism

The capital’s schism spotters, shifting their attention away, for the moment, from the G.O.P., have begun looking leftward—which is the direction in which they see the Democrats moving. The Party, according to the Washington <i>Post</i>, is debating its shape, post-Obama, and the populists are winning. The</i> …

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me opens this weekend. We talked to Stritch about her life.

Broadway legend <i>Elaine Stritch, whose TV career stretched from 1949’s</i> The Growing Paynes <i>to</i> 30 Rock <i>more than 60 years later,</i> died this morning <i>at the</i> …

Before and After: Kiev on Instagram

32 real photographs of how normal, everyday life changed in a matter of days.<p>Ukraine, Kiev in particular, burned this week, plunged into civil unrest as clashes between protestors and government forces reignited and intensified. Social media, particularly Instagram, gave a unique perspective of …

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Dead Poets Society Is a Terrible Defense of the Humanities

The beloved film's portrayal of studying literature is both misleading and deeply seductive.<p>I’ve never hated a film quite the way I hate <i>Dead Poets Society</i>. I expect that them’s fighting words, at least in some quarters; at least I hope they are. Because I’m trying to pick a fight here.<p>I was in the …

How (Not) to Fight Racism and Anti-Semitism

Europe is plagued by the very real problems of anti-Semitism. And it is now plagued by dangerous laws meant to combat racial hatred.<p>French comedian …

The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, February 22, 2014

From sexual assault at a fundamentalist evangelical college to Wall Streeters in drag, The Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web …

10 Enduring Truths About Womanhood From 'Sex And The City'

February 22 marks the 10-year anniversary since the last episode of "Sex and the City" aired on HBO.<p>Yeah, that's how we feel, too.<p>Whether your primary "Sex and the City"-watching years were your teens, 20s or 30s, with time and maturity the cracks in the original dramedy begin to show. Carrie, …

The Science of Your Brain on Alcohol, Animated

In a sequel to their animated explanation of what marijuana does to your brain, the creative duo behind AsapSCIENCE — who have previously illuminated such enigmas as the science of lucid dreaming, how music enchants the brain, the neurobiology of orgasms, and the science of procrastination — …

Job Seekers Still Have To Hide Tattoos (From The Neck Up)

Deanna Mullennax spent six months last year looking for a job. Having tattoos, she says, definitely didn't help.<p>"Tattoos literally change your career," says Mullennax, who is now working at a bakery in Chicago. "They call them 'job stoppers' for a reason."<p>Tattoos have become more common over the …

What exactly is an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs are everybody’s favourite heroes. Politicians want to clone them. Popular television programmes such as “The Apprentice” and “Dragons’ …