Posts Tagged ‘slate’

A sigh inducing passage from Josh Levin: A large part of Michael Jordan’s legend stems from the fact that he won six titles with Scottie Pippen and a bunch of role players. Magic Johnson, by contrast, is probably underrated because he won all of his titles with loaded Lakers teams. Anyone who watched basketball in […]


But you know, credit where it’s due. I can see why we call you one of the good ones, Reihan: Yet over the subsequent seasons, culminating in the brilliant TV movie Is It College Yet?, Daria became something different. Rather than worship its all-knowing alternateen protagonists, the series humbled them, persuading them to let their guard down, […]


“if people want to buy jalapeño-and-oyster flavored ice cream, then companies will sell it to them.” – Jim Manzi Went down to The Lower Depths before the Sox game yesterday. Overall, the place is similar to Bukowski’s; a deep collection of bottled beers, with about a dozen rotating draughts. The first one I tried was Brooklyn’s […]


The more likely explanation of what Bush and Rice are up to is that they don’t know what to do. Not just in Georgia but around the world, they are floundering. Bush suddenly turns pragmatic diplomat with the North Koreans (though only after they successfully test an atomic bomb), but he remains ideologically opposed to […]


Slate is back with a Bazelon article today, trying to prove everything McCain says about liberals correct. The original article can be found here, not that you have to look too hard because apparently it’s worthy of a front page these days. Anyways, here’s my response, also found in The Fray: Slate used to be […]


Posted by Laura Crawford: How can Slate survive in the ultra-competitive blogosphere (kill me)? Slate has been sliding steadily in quality of articles and sources. Slate Editor Emily Bazelon has ruled the front page with many smug, neurotic, self-centered, articles about family life, the kind of family life that is unrecognizeable to most people. Her […]


Bad start for new Slate editor David Plotz. In the hurry to nail Tom Cruise on his shitty new movie where everyone somehow has either a British or American accent whilst being German, Slate kinda didn’t do any fact checking. AP gotcha!