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The Purest Boy Scout

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Annexation Symptoms

Bottles of synthetic opioid methadone are destroyed by Russian drug officers in Simferopol in 2014. Yuri Lashov/AFP/Getty Images Each week, Roads & Kingdoms and Slate publish a new dispatch from around the globe. For more foreign correspondence mixed with food, war, travel, and photography, visit its online magazine or follow @roadskingdoms on Twitter. When Ruslan disappeared unexpectedly from his hometown ...

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Lynch Unleashed

0SHARESShare Mädchen Amick and Peggy Lipton in a still from Twin Peaks. Suzanne Tenner/Showtime Showtime’s reboot of Twin Peaks is David Lynch unleashed. Mark Frost , who tethered the art-house director’s gnomic vision to the narrative imperatives of network television in the 1990s, has a much lighter touch on the reins this time around. The flowering of premium cable over ...

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She’s Not Like Those Other Feminists   

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photo by Thinkstock. If Hillary Clinton had won in November, Laura Kipnis’ brash, juicy, and often maddening new book Unwanted Advances: Sexual Paranoia Comes to Campus might have been a bigger cultural event, a generator of a thousand think pieces. It combines an insouciant interrogation of contemporary feminism and PC campus politics with a Rashomon-style ...

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Mr. Complicit

Vice President Mike Pence at a rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2017. Carlo Allegri/Reuters In the past week, as reports of Watergate-level misconduct have raised the possibility of President Trump’s impeachment, eyes have turned toward Mike Pence, the man who would succeed him. Pence bills himself as an upstanding Christian stuck in a spiraling situation not of his making. ...

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I’ve Created a Monster!

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Painting by the National Portrait Gallery. When it comes to predicting the future, science-fiction writers are Texas marksmen: They fire a shotgun into the side of a barn, draw a target around the place where the pellets hit, and proclaim their deadly accuracy to anyone who’ll listen. They have made a lot of “predictions,” before ...

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Behold, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

0SHARESShare Abraham Ortelius/The Library of Congress You may use the comment thread on this page to mark the 447th publishing anniversary of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , or to pursue a freewheeling, inherently off-topic discussion. Find previous discussions in the Open Thread archive . Advertisement Excepting the entreaty that you remain on topic, all of Slate’s usual commenting policies apply. If ...

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Black, Single, and Waiting

0SHARESShare The Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay with her cast of suitors. Craig Sjodin/© 2017 American Broadcasting Companies Inc. All rights reserved. As a single, heterosexual college-educated black woman in my 30s, I’ve never thought of myself as a “bachelorette.” Even before the female-led spinoff of The Bachelor launched in 2003, and long before the franchise considered casting a black woman as ...

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Not Even Trump Can Prevent a Two-State Solution

0SHARESShare U.S. President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Photo illiustration by Slate. Photos by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty Images, Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images. A centerpiece of President Trump’s first foreign trip since being inaugurated will be a stop in Israel, a country that he has closely embraced. However, after hugging Prime Minister Benjamin ...

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The Scales Have Tipped on Fish and Pregnancy

0SHARESShare NLAURIA/iStock When I was pregnant two years ago, I spent a lot of time on food—both eating it and Googling it. There was so much to consider: nutrition and cravings on one hand, foodborne illnesses, potential toxins, and the risk of heartburn on the other. I once spent 45 minutes deciding which hoagie to order for lunch, and that ...

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