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Slate: The Undercover Economist

Lead Poisoning, Toxic Weed Killer, and Other Things That Will Make You Sick

<p><em>Here&nbsp;are this week’s top must-read stories from&nbsp;<strong>#MuckReads</strong>, ProPublica’s ongoing collection of the best watchdog journalism. An...

The Devil Behind the Dumpster

<p><em>This </em><a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/10/why-mulholland-drive-is-a-great-horror-film.html?wpsrc=nymag"><strong><em>article</em></strong&...

Notes on Fringe

<p>My name is Simon Doonan, and I am a … fringe-aholic.</p>

“In the End, We Should Be Able to Defend Ourselves by Ourselves”

<p>Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, known as a hawk, heightened U.S.-Israeli tensions earlier this year by criticizing John Kerry, saying the U.S. secretary of state had a “misplaced ...

Force Majeure

<p>Disaster movies usually adhere to a strictly prescribed formula: Introduce a large cast of sympathetic characters up front, then, after three acts of buildup and foreshadowing, kill the ma...

Light Emotional Sharing

<p>When did <em>you </em>fall in love with Amy Poehler? Many regular women fell for her on the couch, watching her rapping while nine months pregnant on<em> </em><a...

John Wick

<p>Ever since the end of the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000E1MTZE/?tag=slatmaga-20"><em>Matrix</em></a> trilogy, there’s been something vaguely morose about ...

An American Drug Dealer in Beijing

<p><em>Each&nbsp;Friday,&nbsp;</em><a href="http://roadsandkingdoms.com/"><em>Roads &amp; Kingdoms</em></a><em>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<...

Ebola Won’t Go Airborne

<p>With Ebola fears on the rise, so are myths about the virus, including the persistent belief the pathogen will somehow start to spread by air. It’s turned up in <a href="http://www.reu...

Eula Biss, On Immunity: An Inoculation

<p>Listen to Eula Biss discuss her new book, <a href="http://www.politics-prose.com/book/9781555976897">On Immunity</a>, and take questions from the audience. Recorded Oct. 14, 20...