The Angle

The Angle: The Young Voters Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on New York City’s Uber cap, getting young people to the polls, and the Oscars’ new category.

A student registering to vote.
A student registers to vote on the University of Pennsylvanvia campus on Sept. 29, 2004. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Get the vote: What will get young voters out to the polls on Election Day? For one, not calling them millennials. Jim Newell reports on a major new research project focused on understanding the political motivations of young Americans.

Ride limits: Yesterday, New York City voted for a one-year freeze on new licenses for ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft, as well as a minimum wage for drivers. Henry Grabar explains how the cap will be good for existing drivers, traffic congestion, and the environment.


Popularity vs. diversity: Just as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made good on diversifying its membership, it announced that the Oscars will now include a category for “achievement in popular film.” Sam Adams argues this makes clear the academy doesn’t fully trust its new members with the vote for Best Picture.

Busting stereotypes: Inkoo Kang reviews Crazy Rich Asians, the first major studio release about Asian Americans in a quarter-century, and finds it “emotionally layered, culturally specific, and frequently hilarious.” But perhaps most notably, its “stereotype-busting approach is multifarious.”

For fun: There’s a new game to play when a famous person sends a nonsense tweet.

Looks like Twitter doesn’t have to be bad all the time,