Slate Culture Gabfest

Heavy is the Head That Wears the Guacamole Edition

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Stephen Metcalf, Julia Turner, and Dan Kois discuss Masterpiece Theater's sumptuous version of Wolf Hall, Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer about his decision to become a woman, and whether the much loved avocado should become extinct.


Radio Rookies

One Teen's Take: The Media’s Imprint on Sexual Cyber Bullying

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Many teenagers see derogatory, sexual references like slut, whore and ho made by and about our peers on a near-daily basis in our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. But how do we react? Do we laugh it off and comment, like the majority of the populace? Or do we stick up for our buddies, risking our own image and likability?  Until last week, my answer was the first of the two: I embraced complacency.

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The New Yorker: Out Loud

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Donald Hall looks at his barn, and back through time.