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I Have to Ask: The Zoë Heller Edition

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Novelist and essayist Zoë Heller sits down with Isaac Chotiner to discuss Trump’s peculiar Americanness, lame defenses of Hillary Clinton, working on Fleet Street, and becoming friends with writers whose books you have savaged. 0SHARESShare Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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The Renaissance of the Humble Radio Drama

Radio dramas may seem like a thing of the past, but they’re still a great way to tell stories.Louis JoyeuxINA via Getty Images When you think about radio dramas, you probably recall War of the Worlds or picture a nuclear family hanging out in their living room wearing ’30s fashion. But radio dramas are still around. In fact, we’re entering ...

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Just Not Interested

Mallory OrtbergSam Breach 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. Get Dear Prudence delivered to your inbox each week by signing up in the box below. Please send your questions for publication to prudence@slate.com. (Questions may be edited.) Got a burning ...

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The Garbage Art of Handwriting Analysis

Listen to Episode 788 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Maria Konnikova returns to look at a tool prosecutors have used for decades: handwriting analysis, or graphology. Older versions of the practice have used handwriting to predict everything from a person’s mental state to their capacity for murder. “People have been convicted based on it,” says Konnikova. “We’re not talking about ...

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Donald Trump Is Abdicating His Role as Commander in Chief

Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster at a lunch with armed service members at the White House on Tuesday.Alex Wong/Getty Images On Tuesday, President Donald Trump hosted several service members at the White House to discuss Afghanistan strategy over lunch. “We have plenty of ideas from a lot of people, but I want ...

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The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Mendacity

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach listens as President Trump speaks at the first meeting of the present’s voter fraud commission at the White House on Wednesday.Kevin Lamarque/Reuters On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission held its first public meeting , allowing each participant to voice his or her utterly unjustified belief that fraudulent voting is a rampant problem in ...

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Two of This Summer’s Tropical Storms Will Be Named Don and Hilary

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock, Olivier Douliery/Getty Images, and Scott Olson/Getty Images. Two tropical storms bubbled up on each coast on Tuesday—Tropical Storm Don weakened as it moved toward the Caribbean, whereas tropical depression 8-E picked up speed in the Pacific, according to USA Today . The tropical depression didn’t quite gain enough steam to become ...

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What to Do if Your Bedroom Is Invaded by Tens of Thousands of Bees

Don’t panic, move them. Here’s how.Jupiterimages/Bananastock This week, tens of thousands of bees were found nesting in two residential buildings two hundred miles apart. One, an abandoned building in Northern Virginia, contained a 4-foot-long hive comprised of 70,000 bees and filled with 100 pounds of honey. The other, in Brooklyn, New York, was the inhabited bedroom of Cherisse Mulzac, which ...

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The Angle: Here All Week Edition

<!– Trump and the troops, Arya Stark’s violent turn, and comedy in the age of Trump, in Slate’s daily newsletter. Slate’s daily newsletter on POTUS and the troops, Arya Stark as villain, and comedy in the age of Trump. By Rebecca Onion An energetic pediatrician.Kevin Winter/Getty Images A president walks into a bar: Have Donald Trump and his trolls “killed ...

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The Alternative Facts Defense

Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida.Joe Raedle/Getty Images You probably think that there’s no such thing as alternative facts. Sad! So wrong! Earlier this year, a New York Supreme Court judge ruled that some of Donald Trump’s seemingly factual tweets may actually be considered hyperbolic opinion and thus protected free speech ...

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