Media

Is the 'Chilling Effect' Real?
National-security reporters on the impact of federal scrutiny
May 15, 2013

National-security reporters on the impact of federal scrutiny.

Better Read Than Red
Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100
May 13, 2013

Infuriating and brilliant, the “New Statesman” turns 100.

How to Make a Hidden-Camera Movie of an Abortion Clinic
Analyzing the pro-life movement's dominant form of self-expression
May 10, 2013

The anti-abortion movement's defining medium used to be the poster, typically featuring a misleading photo of a stillborn fetus much older than most states' abortion laws allowed. These days, it's probably the undercover video.

I Hate Dogs for What Their Popularity Says About Us
May 10, 2013

Yesterday, Slate tech columnist Farhad Manjoo slipped outside of his beat, which he does infrequently, to rail against dogs. Clearly, the man had had enough.

No More Fake News!
An earnest argument against satire
May 10, 2013

An earnest argument against satire.

Millennials in Our 'Time'
What the magazine mangled in its controversial cover story
May 09, 2013

What the magazine mangled in its controversial cover story.

Does Rush Limbaugh Stand a Chance Against Marco Rubio?
Judging the radio jockey's bouts with conservative politicians
May 08, 2013

Judging the radio jockey's bouts with conservative politicians.

The Onion's Chris Brown Send-Up Was Bad. But Not Writing It Would Be Worse.
May 08, 2013

On Tuesday, The Onion published a piece jarringly titled, “Heartbroken Chris Brown Always Thought Rihanna Was Woman He’d Beat To Death.” It’s a riff on "the one that got away" truism—only instead of wistfully saying that he always thought he’d have k

Charles Ramsey Can Be Both a Hero and a Meme
It's OK to find humor in the 'viral' star of the Ohio kidnapping story
May 08, 2013

It's OK to find humor in the 'viral' star of the Ohio kidnapping story.

Ted Cruz Isn't Destined to Lose in a Landslide
The Texas senator is mulling a 2016 run. Don't count on Goldwater redux.
May 03, 2013

The Texas senator is mulling a 2016 run. Don't count on Goldwater redux.

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