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Joseph Stiglitz on Gordon Brown

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We may never know for certain whether former Prime Minister Gordon Brown was the great and magnanimous hero of Stiglitz's telling or a figure brought low by forces he failed to foresee.

Any Lessons From India's Big Fat Media Muddle?

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Betwa Sharma

The jury is still out on whether Indian journalists engaged in political lobbying or if the things they said were acceptable in the course of haggling for information with their sources.

Why Book Review Equality Matters

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

If women's books aren't reviewed, when women's books are declared "less literary, and when women's books on family are declared women's fiction, while men's domestic books are declared brave and eye-opening, it adds many pounds to the micro-inequality pile.

Will The Real Keith Please Stand Up?

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

(An imaginary Mick Jagger responded in Slate Friday to some nasty stuff in fellow Rolling Stone Keith Richards' memoir. We've just exclusively obtaine...

The 'Conflictinator' Responds To The Rally To Restore Sanity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jon Stewart threw down a gauntlet at Saturday's rally when he blamed the media for exacerbating the country's problems. And now the media has had a ch...

At Dartmouth And Cornell, Students Shamed For Not Giving To Class Gift Funds

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Members of the Cornell and Dartmouth senior gift committees shamed their peers who opted not to contribute to senior class gift funds, according to th...

What Did Slate's $443.48 Whole Foods Dinner Intend To Show Us? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Writing over at Slate, Noreen Malone puts forth the following daring thesis: If you go to Whole Foods intent on spending the maximum possible amount o...

The 15 Craziest Things Sarah Palin's Said So Far

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The following slide show is excerpted from "Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin," edited by Jacob Weisberg (Houghton Mifflin Harco...

Slate: What The College-Bound Really Need To Read

Slate Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Injustice and undesirable furniture aren't so great for the beach. So we thought we'd offer incoming freshmen an alternative list, one better suited t...

Ex-Washington Post Blogger Dave Weigel Joins Slate

Yahoo! News | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Journalist David Weigel, who resigned from the Washington Post last month following a leaked email controversy, is joining Slate as a political report...

Consumer Reports Won't Recommend iPhone 4

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Consumer Reports announced that it cannot recommend the iPhone 4 due to antenna issues. They say that it's a hardware bug, and they don't believe that it is as easily fixable as Apples says it is.

Pundits, Bloggers, Activist Leaders Thinking of Running for High Office? Think Again

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Aside from new friends on the far right, poor Mickey Kaus is getting less attention as a supposed candidate for the U.S. Senate than he did as a writer.

Jason Linkins

Slate Writers Help Readers Demystify The Political Press | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I'm loving this piece from Chris Beam in Slate entitled "The Only Politics Article You'll Ever Have To Read." It's a rather brilliant and hilarious plumbing of the puddle-deep political tropes that the political media reflexively dials up.

HP's New Slate Coming Soon

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

2010-04-06-hppadsm.jpg There are over 50 iPad competitors coming to market, and one of them may have a shot.

AP Thinks Heroin's Got a Brand New Bag, Misses Story

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Maia Szalavitz

This kind of shallow reporting is why the media loses credibility -- a simple Google search or call to an academic expert on drugs or even a conversation with a long-time addict would reveal that $10 bags are not news.

UK Man Guilty of "Menacing Electronic Communication"

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Careful what you tweet -- someone with a badge may be listening. Just ask the Briton who threatened to blow up Robin Hood airport on Twitter because he was upset about flight delays.

Don't Believe the E-book Skeptics

Nathan Bransford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nathan Bransford

The e-book era is going to be one of incredible innovation and unlimited opportunity. I refuse to believe the skeptics and pessimists. Books are about to get better.

Plagiarism: The Words and the Music

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

It's always satisfying to see journalistic plagiarism outed. But when it comes to music, things can be more complicated.

Apple's iPad: Investors Shouldn't Think Short-Term

Frank Cioffi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Frank Cioffi

Clearly Apple has created a gorgeous product at a great price point. But can Apple make the iPad a successful new category where others have failed?

Are Microloans Poverty's Quick Fix?

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This week, Slate posted an earnest Q & A about the interest rates that Kiva and other microlending sites charge to help alleviate poverty around the w...

Why It's Not Unethical To Desert A Mortgage

The Big Money | Mark Gimein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month a study from the credit reporting agency Experian and consulting outfit Oliver Wyman estimated that close to a fifth of troubled mortgages ...

Apple Tablet Confirmed? Lawyer's Letter May Show Tablet Exists

Gizmodo | Jesus Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple has indirectly confirmed the existence of their rumored Tablet after Valleywag started a scavenger hunt for evidence, offering up to $100,000 fo...

Trial by Firefight

Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rob Fishman

It's clear that Cameron Todd Willingham was (mis)tried by a kangaroo court, but will justice be better served by the media zoo that's ensued?

Jack Shafer: Concerned About My Bank Balance, and Knows My Inner Motivations. Where Have You Been All My Life?

John Thornton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Thornton

The forty years between Kennedy and Clinton were an accident of economic and demographic history, resulting in a temporary but highly profitable industry structure for the papers that dominated their markets.

Slate Joins Newser: This Is How to Save the News

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Just as so many save-our-business types are castigating news aggregators as pirates, Slate takes up the aggregating craft.