The entire Slate editorial staff is currently arguing over the question in this headline. Personally I think the answer is obvious.
- Laura Bennett starts from a simple question—why isn’t Nancy Grace popular any more?—and gets at something big about our cultural moment
- Michelle Goldberg smartly parses Juanita Broaddrick’s allegations against the Clintons
- Sam Kriss TOTALLY DEMOLISHES the liberal vogue for overblown takedowns
- Bob Dylan’s great, but he doesn’t deserve the Nobel Prize
And, from the Normal blog:
- Going to bed at the same time as your partner is great—but is it normal?
- Heather Schwedel is wrong about Microsoft Word—it’s horrible—but she’s right that it’s normal
- Are you eating cereal in a weird way?
Not from Slate
- The amazing story of how one Illinois teen is throwing off election polls
- What we can learn from Marx
- Manhattan’s storied Gramercy Park is “a mean, lonely place”
- Magnificently #slatepitchy defense of Henry James’s greatest villainess
- Jonathan Chait on what it means to call Trump’s abusive remarks “locker-room talk”
- Vital taxonomic work on the difference between “yacht rock” and “soft rock” more broadly
Very Short Q-and-A
This week’s personal question is addressed to Slate’s director of technology Greg Lavallee.
Greg! Apparently you have eight Twitter accounts. Why do you need eight Twitter accounts?
I don’t manage to tweet from all of them. It’s my way of satisfying what was a pretty expensive habit of buying domain names.
Wait, @saxophoneguy has 100 followers.
Some are legit saxophone enthusiasts. I feel bad about that.
Thanks, Greg! And thank you for your Slate Plus membership, which makes our journalism possible. See you next week!
Editorial director, Slate Plus