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The (Second) Best Color Optical Illusion You'll See All Week

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By Phil Plait Via my evil twin Richard Wiseman comes one of the best color optical illusions I have e...

(VIDEO) Slate's Jacob Weisberg on Podcasting: "It's the Most Intense User Experience of Any Medium"

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.17.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

PHOENIX - The audio podcast, long cast aside by many news organizations, is finding a resurgence.   Says Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of Slate Gro...

This Optical Illusion Will Make Your Eyes Bulge And Your Brain Burst

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By Phil Plait I love optical illusions, especially ones where you know what your eyes are telling your ...

Last Year Was Great For Feminism. Is A Backlash Coming?

Slate | Amanda Marcotte | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women

"It was a watershed year for women, and for feminism, as we refused to accept the pandemic of violence against women -- the rape, the murder, the beat...

(VIDEO) Slate Publisher Sees 'Huge Business' Potential In Podcasts

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.01.2015 | Media
Andy Plesser

CHICAGO -- For many, it is a forgotten medium that never quite fulfilled its promise. But podcast publishers who have done well tend to have done rea...

My Top Ten 'Top Ten Critics List' Critic's List

John K. Herr | Posted 02.26.2015 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's the end of the year, which means endless end-of-the-year lists, especially for TV shows. And I didn't watch TV this year. Seriously. I cut the cable cord in 2008. Yes, I am superior to you, thanks for asking.

The Beauty Of Scars That Tell A Story

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts

This story originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg Some images in this post depict serious bodily injuries. As a child growing ...

Day 3: Mosel Part Two, Red Grey and Blue

Britney Campbell | Posted 01.03.2015 | Taste
Britney Campbell

On day 3, I continued my journey through the Mosel region of Germany and found myself in the beautiful town of Pünderich and greeted by Clemens Busch...

Can You Really Know All Your Facebook Friends?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.10.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg Willow & Foris Williams, Gorham, Maine, 2013. Relationship: friends, family friends,...

The Best Way To Organize Your Freezer Involves A Straw And A File Folder

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.07.2014 | Taste

It might sound weird, but it definitely works.

Behold, The Many Faces of Texas

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Jordan G. Teicher The first time Michael O’Brien set foot on Texas soil—in 1982 for a Life magazine...

The Love Story Between A Squirrel And A Horse, Told In An Adorably Surreal Photo Essay

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By David Rosenberg There’s nothing more heartwarming than a love story between a horse and a squirre...

How The Gotham Typeface Came To Define Our Era

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.19.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Jacob Covey This is the third in a series of posts analyzing and celebrating typefaces. These posts ...

How One Woman Is Turning Her Online Harassment Into Art

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Phil Plait My good friend, Amy Davis Roth, is awesome. Or, more properly, awe-inspiring. On ...

Why I'm So Annoyed by the Recent Debate Over Home Cooking

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.08.2014 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

Last week a debate over family dinner and home cooking erupted in the blogosphere -- and I'm here to tell you that just about everyone involved is ticking me off.

Making Dinner Doesn't Need To Be As Hard As We Make It

Meagan Francis | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Meagan Francis

all in all, we've become precious and perfectionistic about food to the extent that it almost seems not to count if we eat really well MOST of the time, while giving ourselves a break SOME of the time.

Reinserting Black Women Into Art History

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.05.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Aisha Harris When it comes to visual art, I’m far from a connoisseur. I’m much more of a dabb...

5 Reasons To Blame Apple For The Recent Hacks

Slate | David Auerbach | Posted 09.03.2014 | Technology

In the wake of the theft of the private data and photos of dozens of celebrities, there is at least one major culprit. Not the alleged leakers, th...

(VIDEO) Slate Sees Videos on All Its Pages

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.21.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

Web magazine Slate says it can make up for a lack of opportunities for its video advertisers by turning every text article in to a video ad opportunit...

(VIDEO) Slate Begins Selling Teads' "inRead" Video Ads

Andy Plesser | Posted 10.15.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

Slate magazine wants to sell more video ads - it just needs to use text to get there. "What's next is video, video, video - we need to get more video...

Meet The Lady Gaga Of Myanmar

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.08.2014 | Arts

This article originally appeared on Slate. By Jordan G. Teicher Phyu Phyu Kyaw Thein (aka Lady Gaga of Myanmar), 32, singer. “They say I am...

Combining Images Across Time And Place To Tell A Single Story

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts

This piece originally appeared on Slate. By James Emmerman David Hilliard’s vibrant, multipanel images find a delicate and unique balance be...

Lone Soldier: Birthright Is ‘Not Responsible For The Loss Of My Arm'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

A recent Slate article drew harsh criticism for suggesting that an Israeli organization that sponsors a 10-day free trip to Israel for young Jewish pe...

Grownups: You Can Read YA, and Why Not Read It With Your Kids?

Lori Day | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Lori Day

Just as there are good and bad adult novels, there are good and bad YA novels. To snidely pan the entire YA genre as being an embarrassment for any adult to enjoy is both small-minded and myopic.

How Physically Intense Is Ballet?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Arts

This post originally appeared on Slate. By Quora Contributor Answer by Joshua Engel: Here's one way to look at it: Have a look at what ha...