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All That Glitters (Is Not Gould)

The former Gawker editor, “exposed” in the Times Magazine

At first blush, it would seem to be one of those delightfully zeitgeist-y romps through everyone's favorite topic these days,... More

Back from Baghdad

We hear a lot—though not nearly enough—about what it's like to be a soldier returning from duty in Iraq: the... More

Et Tu, Mika?

Brzezinski plays a new Morning Joe role

Mika Brzezinski, often the Lone Lady at MSNBC's Morning Joe round table, will usually speak out when one of the... More

Ellen’s Russert Moment

The comedian celebrates Memorial Day by doing some politician-grilling

Talk about afflicting the comfortable. Well, actually, make that "afflicting the awkwardly, squirmingly, cringingly uncomfortable." On yesterday's Ellen, the daytime... More

We’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

Now it’s gone…gone…gone…

It had to happen at some point. Tim Russert’s grin is just slightly less broad. The mischievous twinkle in Pat... More

Club Med(vedev)

The inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as Russia's new president this week is one of those fantastic Historical Occasions for which... More

EJ Graff Joins the XX Factor

The XX Factor, Slate's women-written blog, welcomes a new voice today: EJ Graff. Graff, the author of Getting Even and... More

PEJ Gets the Last Laugh

In what might just be one of the most fun pieces of research ever conducted, ever, the Project for Excellence... More

Star Wars Episode VI: Re-Spurn of the Jedi

Howard Kurtz today takes a macrocosmic—literally, macrocosmic—view of the media's post-Tuesday treatment of the Democrats' Epic Battle for Cosmic Domina—er,... More

Hillary, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hey, MSNBC: Why the remembrance of things past?

Could it almost be…over? Is “our long national nightmare” soon to end? After a night of nail-biting—“too early to call”... More

The People vs. Jeremiah Wright

What’s wrong with the Wright trial

When most Americans met Jeremiah Wright, he was a caricature, rendered in the blurry lines and crackling tones of buffered... More

Primary Night Bingo!

Lighten up tonight’s punditry with a game

It's Super Tuesday. Again. Another loooooong evening of waiting and watching returns—and the punditry that analyzes them—before the Big, Exciting... More

Boxed In

Leave it to the New York Post to find some dark humor in the increasingly brutal Democratic nominating contest. Today,... More

Getting Schooled: Pre-K

Let’s press the candidates about early education

Among the stump issues that McCain, Clinton, and Obama agree on—besides, of course, their strong support of barbequed ribs and... More

It’s Raining Men! On Your TV!

Humidity is rising... Barometer's getting low According to our sources... Your TV's the place to go Cause tonight, for... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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