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My Quantified Monster and Me

0SHARESShare When you play D&D, you live and die by your stats.Photo illustration by Slate. Photo of dice by Diacritica/Wikipedia. When I think back to the demons of my childhood, I almost always linger longest on the rust monster. Though it resembled a crudely drawn armadillo , it was the size of a mountain lion. Other, more dangerous, beasts lived ...

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The Stupid Genius of Dexter Guff

0SHARESShare Peter Oldring, host of Dexter Guff Is Smarter Than You.Gerry Sandoval Listen to Episode 850 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Thought-leaders build careers out of TED Talks, inspirational quotes, and branded products. Dexter Guff is a big player in that space, teaching his listeners how to crush it every day. But Dexter Guff is not a real guy. His ...

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Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood’s “Open Secret” Culture

0SHARESShare Harvey Weinstein.Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock and Andreas Rentz/Getty Images. Listen to Represent: On this episode of Represent, Aisha Harris is joined by Slate’s movie critic Dana Stevens and science editor Susan Matthews to discuss fallout from the scandal that has engulfed film producer Harvey Weinstein. Advertisement Check out: 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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The Culture Gabfest “Priceless Moments” Edition

0SHARESShare Listen to Culture Gabfest No. 474 with Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner with the audio player below. On this week’s Slate Plus segment, Dana, Stephen, and Julia are inspired by new trailers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Black Panther to discuss movie trailers in general. This week, the critics discuss the new film The Meyerowitz ...

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After the Fires, What Will Become of California’s Wine Crop?

Grapevines damaged by heat from wildfires are seen at a vineyard in Santa Rosa, California, on Oct. 11.Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Grapevines go dormant in the winter, losing all their leaves. Though they look dead, with leafless branches and rough, gnarled trunks, their buds are still developing, and by spring, they are ready to uncoil and emerge. This coming winter, though, ...

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I Have to Ask: The Gabriel Sherman Edition

0SHARESShare Gabriel Sherman is a special correspondent for Vanity Fair and Roger Ailes’ biographer . He sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss how Fox News has changed since Ailes’ death, whether Trump has “lost a step,” and why Rupert Murdoch secretly “loathes” the president. 0SHARESShare Click here to Read from the source

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Help! My Housemate Thinks I’m Heartless Because I Won’t Support His “Bro.”

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Thinkstock. Every week, Mallory Ortberg answers additional questions from readers, just for Slate Plus members. Q. That divorcing friend: My housemate has a friend that is going through a divorce. That friend called and wanted a place to crash after a fight. I said no, it’s my house, and my housemate pays a ...

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Impunity for Men Like Trump

0SHARESShare Join Slate Plus to Hear More Trumpcast Slate Plus members get extended, ad-free episodes of Slate‘s Trumpcast every week. Membership costs just $35 for your first year. Sign up today and try Slate Plus free for two weeks. Join Now Your Slate Plus podcast link Copy this link and add it to your podcast app to subscribe to the ...

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Before the Fall

0SHARESShare Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Thinkstock. As a member of Slate Plus, you’re reading this Slate story before anyone else can! This story is exclusive to Slate Plus members until Thursday morning. Mallory OrtbergSam Breach Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week by signing up in the box below. Please send your questions for publication to ...

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Trump’s Big Mouth May Have Given Colin Kaepernick a Case Against the NFL

0SHARESShare Colin Kaepernick walks to the field before a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 24, 2016.Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images Colin Kaepernick’s accusation that NFL owners have colluded to keep him out of the league feels true. As more starting NFL quarterbacks get hurt and more obviously inferior quarterbacks get jobs that might ...

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