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The Best Slate Covers of 2013

The best covers of the year.

Design by Andrew Morgan.

Design by Andrew Morgan.

The Platinum Coin Option (Jan. 3, 2013)


Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

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Refugees of the Modern World (April 13, 2013)
The “electrosensitive” are moving to a cellphone-free town.  But is their disease real?


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Design by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

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Long Lives Made Humans Human (Sept. 9, 2013)
Old people were invented in the Paleolithic Age and perfected in the 20th century.


Design by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

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Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs (Sept. 9, 2013)
Why are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?


Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Design by Natalie Matthews-Ramo; illustration by Greg Ruth

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The Men Who Eat Everything (Nov. 7, 2013)
A New Yorker writer looks at the fringes of food culture.

Design by Holly Allen

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These Are the Most Magnificent Chickens You’ll Ever See (Feb. 18, 2013)


Design by Holly Allen

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Thesis Hatement (April 5, 2013)
Getting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.

Design by Holly Allen

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The Magnificent Nightmare of the Billy Bookcase (Aug. 22, 2013)
Ikea is so good at so many things.  Why is it so bad at delivery?

Design by Holly Allen

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Men Should Wear Makeup (Sept. 20, 2013)
This is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb.  Guys, pick up the airbrush already.

Design by Holly Allen

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No Thanksgivukkah (Nov. 24, 2013)
The portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.

Design by Derreck Johnson

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Pain In the Assad, Continued (Sept. 13, 2013)
Syria won’t follow through on chemical weapons compliance unless we stay ready to strike.

Design by Derreck Johnson

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Cool Story (Sept. 30, 2013)
What does “cool” even mean in 2013?

Design by Derreck Johnson

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Hana’s Story (Nov. 9, 2013)
An adoptee’s tragic fate, and how it could happen again.

Design by Derreck Johnson

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The Filibuster Had to Be Killed (Nov. 21, 2013)
How the Republican minority had turned it into an obscene weapon for obstructionism, delay and political mischief.

Design by Derreck Johnson

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Why’d Oswald Do It? (Nov. 21, 2013)
It may all come down to a party in Mexico City.

Design by Andrew Morgan, illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

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Is Your Electric Fan Trying to Kill You? (Jan. 22, 2013)
Fan death in Korea, the dangers of wearing red in the Philippines, and other momisms from around the world.

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

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Cats Are Evil (Jan. 23, 2013)
Why New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.

Design by Andrew Morgan, illustration by Charlie Powell

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Please Do Not Chillax (March 6, 2013)
Adjoinages and the death of the American pun.

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

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Why I Study Duck Genitalia (April 2, 2013)
Fox News and other conservative sites miss the point of basic science.

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Designed by Natalie Matthews-Ramo

Dogs Who Know How to Shake It (April 18, 2013)

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