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Stuff You Liked

Readers’ favorite Slate stories from 2006.

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Last week, Slate posted a list of the 10 most-read articles of 2006 and invited readers to tell us about any favorite stories that didn’t make the list. We received a number of nominations for our “Blogging the Bible” series, in which David Plotz tackles the Old Testament book by book. Mike Shaw of Des Moines, Iowa, wrote: “I’m one of those people who have always had a curiosity about the Bible, but I’ve never been able to muscle my way through the language and convoluted plotlines. Plotz condenses it beautifully and always has a brilliantly funny take on the book’s plain weirdness.”

Other Slate stories particularly beloved by readers this year are listed below:

Cheney’s Bad Aim
Shoot first; don’t ask questions later.
By John Dickerson
Posted Feb. 13, 2006

Nice Ass!
Why I own donkeys.
By Jon Katz
Posted March 2, 2006

Save the Tigers!
The fabulous decline of Princeton basketball.
By Richard Just
Posted March 17, 2006

Upper Cuts
Baseball’s war on the cheap seats.
By Tommy Craggs
Posted April 17, 2006

The Caged Virgin
Holland’s shameful treatment of Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted May 8, 2006

My Mommy War
The reader said she didn’t want children. I urged her to reconsider. Here’s what happened next.
By Emily Yoffe
Posted June 14, 2006

Stranger and Stranger
Why is George Bush reading Camus?
By John Dickerson
Posted Aug. 14, 2006

It’s Me in That 9/11 Photo
Walter Sipser was in that picture Frank Rich wrote about. Here’s what he thinks of Rich’s column.
Posted Sept. 13, 2006

Welcome to the Slate Green Challenge
Your eight-week carbon diet.
By Meaghan O’Neill and treehugger.com
Posted Oct. 23, 2006

After Rumsfeld
What Robert Gates can achieve in the next two years.
By Fred Kaplan
Posted Nov. 14, 2006

The Bride of Frankensteer
My 2,000-pound steer falls in love.
By Jon Katz
Posted Dec. 11, 2006