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Paula Deen: She’s America’s racist grandma.

There was this Thanksgiving dinner once, at my aunt’s house in Houston. That morning we’d read an op-ed in the local paper about a school that still …

Mad Men Season 6 finale: Has Don Draper finally had his breakthrough?

<b>Slate</b>’s <i>Mad Men</i> “TV Club” writers Hanna Rosin and Seth Stevenson were on Facebook on Monday to chat with readers about the Season 6 finale. The …

Mad Men Season 6: This was the best season yet.

Mindful of the recent “sick day” on which Don Draper drunkenly slouched through a viewing of a Nixon ad, I approached last night’s episode of <i>Mad Men</i> …

Paula Deen is a racist. As a Southerner, I know exactly where she’s coming from.

I have no idea if Paula Deen is typical of white Southern women of her generation, and I doubt others do, either. (If they do, I’d love to see the …

Mad Men season 6 review: after dark Don, time for Peggy in pantsuits.

Hanna, Paul,<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of <i>Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.</i><p>I could barely …

Mad Men "In Care of" review: Season 6 finale makes the show about the children.

Paul, Seth,<p>Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s <i>Invisibilia</i> and a founder of <b>DoubleX</b>. She is also the author of <i>The End of Men</i>. Follow her on …

James Gandolfini tribute: Great stories about The Sopranos

<i>Every weekend, Longform shares a collection of great stories from</i> <i>its archive</i> <i>with</i> <i>Slate</i><i>. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out</i></i> …

Mad Men "In Care of" review: In Season 6 finale, Don Draper hits bottom.

Hanna, Paul,<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of <i>Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.</i><p>Has the fever …

When will video gamers use their power for good?

The gaming community brought Microsoft to its knees — can it do the same to the worst parts of its own culture?<p>Being a part of video game culture can be a frustrating exercise. That culture is defined primarily by the magazines, websites, television programs and social events aimed at “gamers,” but …

The suprisingly hopeful “Mad Men” finale

After spending all season repeating himself, Don Draper finally makes a change<p>This season of “Mad Men” made 1968 palpable. It filled viewers with a tremendous sense of uneasy mood, made us paranoid, encouraged us to expect the worst, and, most of all, had us awaiting some climactic, horrifying …

Mad Men season finale recap: In Care Of, final episode of Season 6, reviewed.

Seth, Paul,<p>Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s <i>Invisibilia</i> and a founder of <b>DoubleX</b>. She is also the author of <i>The End of Men</i>. Follow her on …

Mad Men Season 6 episode guide: The Quality of Mercy

Paul, Hanna,<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of <i>Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.</i><p>If nothing else, …

Mad Men: Don needs to go to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Seth, Hanna,<p>Paul Ford is a writer who lives in New York City. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com.<p>I keep coming back to two scenes in this …

On “Mad Men,” Don Draper assumes the fetal position

The season’s penultimate episode finds him lying to everyone, and curling up like a baby<p>In the second-to-last episode of the season, it looks like we've finally landed in the eighth circle of hell, Fraud. Don starts the episode curled up in the fetal position on Sally's bed, clearly undone by …

Mad Men Quality of Mercy review: The Merchant of Venice, Shylock, and Bob Benson.

Seth, Paul,<p>Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s <i>Invisibilia</i> and a founder of <b>DoubleX</b>. She is also the author of <i>The End of Men</i>. Follow her on …

Kanye West’s sex problem

<b>Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, in New York, May 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File) (Charles Sykes)</b><p>On “Yeezus,” the rapper’s still bragging about exploiting women to make his points. He’s smarter than that<p>Abby Johnston<p>June 17, 2013 7:30pm …

Mad Men The Quality of Mercy recap: Pete confronts Bob Benson

Hanna, Seth,<p>Paul Ford is a writer who lives in New York City. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com.<p>The episode kicked off with Kenneth Cosgrove …

Can a show about murdering women actually be feminist?

<b>Gillian Anderson in "The Fall"</b><p>On TV, we seem to find violence against women endlessly entertaining — but “The Fall” challenges us to do better<p>Joe Winkler<p>June 16, 2013 7:45pm (UTC)<p>The endless parade of serial-killer dramas on TV today raises an uncomfortable question: What does it mean that we as a …

Mad Men episode guide: Week 10, Favors.

Paul, Seth:<p>Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s <i>Invisibilia</i> and a founder of <b>DoubleX</b>. She is also the author of <i>The End of Men</i>. Follow her on …

Mad Men's Ted Chaough, a progressive man of the 1970s.

Hanna, Paul,<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of <i>Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.</i><p>You’re right, …

Season 3 finale: The men of Westeros aren’t faring so well.

As TV writers and <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans like to point out, Westeros is a terrible place to be a woman. Those from powerful families are married off to …

Mad Men Favors review: Is this Bob Benson's secret?

Seth, Hanna,<p>Paul Ford is a writer who lives in New York City. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com.<p>Sally really has a knack, doesn’t she? First …

Mhysa recap:Tyrion and Sansa almost had a chance.

<i>Every week in the</i> Game of Thrones <i>TV Club, Rachael Larimore will IM with a different fan of the show about the goings-on in Westeros and across the</i> …

Mad Men Favors recap: Sally, Sylvia, and Don's compromising position.

Hanna, Paul,<p>Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of <i>Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.</i><p>We open with a …

“Mad Men” recap: Steamy relationships, real and imagined

Pete steals the show, a character is craftily outed, and finally — finally! — we feel a little sympathy for Don<p>Every time this season of "Mad Men" starts to feel like a disappointment, we get another fantastic episode that reminds us why this show is incomparably smart and engrossing. "Favors" …

The “Game of Thrones” season 3 finale: A salon | Salon.com

Last night was the finale for season 3 of "Game of Thrones" -- and we left off with an epic depiction of the Mother of Dragons finding a community to lead after a season during which so much, for so many, was very much in flux.<p>Join Salon staffers as we discuss it all now!

Mad Men "Tale of Two Cities" review: Avon, Peggy, and Joan.

Paul, Seth,<p>Hanna Rosin is the co-host of NPR’s <i>Invisibilia</i> and a founder of <b>DoubleX</b>. She is also the author of <i>The End of Men</i>. Follow her on …

Mad Men recap: Solving the mystery of Bob Benson.

Hanna, Seth,<p>Paul Ford is a writer who lives in New York City. He is the sole proprietor of Ftrain.com.<p>I am glad you asked me about Bob Benson. He …

Megan Draper Sharon Tate theory: Is the Mad Men character doomed? (PHOTO)

One proof of <i>Mad Men</i>’s greatness, for me, lies in its ability to support endless, sometimes contradictory theories. Every Monday morning when it’s on …

“Game of Thrones,” season 3, episode 9: A salon | Salon.com