Here is an issue of the utmost importance to puzzle over: What's the deal with the colons that follow the headlines of Slate pieces on their front page? This has annoyed us for a while, and today we take this annoyance public.
Here's a screenshot of some items as they actually appear on the front page:
Here's what it looks like after an exceptionally skilled and handsome Microsoft Paint user takes an eraser to those colons:
So much better! Because we're not idiots, we can still tell what the headline is, and it looks a lot cleaner.
Shafer, stop trying to get people to drink more and get on this.