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Twenty-five years ago this summer, Tony Kushner’s Angels in America premiered in the tiny Eureka Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission District. Withi...
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The crazy story of an online hoax from the land of fake news.
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On a sleepy Sunday morning in late July 1965, Detective 3rd Grade James McDonnell received a call in the upstairs squad room of midtown Manhattan’s...
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Inside the fractious campaign to canonize the fire department chaplain who died on Sept. 11.
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The methods used were even more egregious than what happened in the infamous Tuskegee study.
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On Friday a hiker was found dead in Yellowstone National Park. CNN reports that based on a preliminary invesitgation, "an adult female grizzly and ...
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Can Brazil Be Saved?

Franklin Foer · Slate 0 words

RIO DE JANEIRO—These Olympics should have been the triumphalist coda to the Obama era. That was an inevitable reverie for the red-eye flight that c...
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Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump’s palace, is impressive by the standards of Palm Beach—less so when judged against the abodes of the world’s autocrats. It...
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On March 11, an hour before the scheduled start of a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, I checked into the venue’s media pen—a rectangle of metal bike ...
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K Troop

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1. Sometime after 2 o’clock in the morning, the men cramming into the small cabin lowered themselves to the floor. For a passing moment, they must ...
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In Confessions of a Book Reviewer, George Orwell wrote that even the harried and poverty-stricken literature critic was nonetheless “better off tha...
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Every time you open Facebook, one of the world’s most influential, controversial, and misunderstood algorithms springs into action. It scans and co...
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There Once Was a Girl

Katy Waldman · Slate 0 words

My parents have a small framed photograph of E and me in their upstairs hall. We must be 6 or 7. We are smiling in someone’s backyard, our heads da...
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An unprecedented cyberattack hit Sony a year ago. It blew up the lives of celebrities and executives. Here’s how it hit Sony’s rank and file.
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Mr. Pop

John Seabrook · Slate 0 words

Excerpted from The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory by John Seabrook. Out now from WW Norton & Company. One day in 1992, a demo tape addressed ...
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Is Hamlet Fat?

Isaac Butler · Slate 0 words

Picture for a moment Hamlet, the melancholy prince of Denmark. Chances are, you’re imagining a dashing gentleman who looks like one of the many fam...
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To this day, nobody knows the true fate of Capt. William Morgan. A failed businessman and citizen of generally low repute, Morgan was abducted from...
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What Was Gay?

J. Bryan Lowder · Slate 0 words

“You know,” observed a recent dinner guest, glancing around our living room between sips of his digestif, “there are a lot of strong women in this ...
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Excerpted from Lincoln’s Body: A Cultural History by Richard Wightman Fox, out now from W. W. Norton & Co. When Lincoln breathed his last on Saturd...
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By the high-gloss, high-tech standards of 21st-century corporate life, the headquarters of America’s premier dictionary publisher is an unusual pla...
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