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Season 2 was confusing and uneven. I loved it.

slate.com — The second-season finale of The Bridge, which aired last night on FX, reminded me ofthe first-season finale of HBO's True Detective. After weeks of discursive philosophical meandering and interesting narrative exploration, both shows wound up in overfamiliar locations. The specific setting of The Bridge's big climax (the shade of an old oak tree) was...
Oct 02, 2014

I agree with the first three paragraphs of this @junethomas's piece about The Bridge. slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

Oct 02, 2014

RT @junethomas: Season 2 of The Bridge was weird, confusing, and at times completely nonsensical. I absolutely loved it: slate.me/1nRl5fv

Oct 02, 2014

Season 2 of The Bridge was weird, confusing, and at times completely nonsensical. I absolutely loved it: slate.me/1nRl5fv

Black people’s disdain for proper English and academic achievement is a myth.

slate.com — "All right, hear me out," begins the young black woman in a video uploaded to the website LiveLeak last Friday. "There is no such thing as 'talking white,' ... it's actually called 'speaking fluently,' speaking your language correctly. I don't know why we've gotten to a place where as a...
Oct 02, 2014

This @jbouie article is a prime example of why @Slate needs to get rid of pagination. slate.com/articles/news_…

Oct 02, 2014

slate.com/articles/news_… @jbouie looks at the claim that black students are policed for “acting white” and demonstrates it’s mostly a myth.

Oct 02, 2014

RT @jbouie: After recovering from a rage stroke, I wrote a column on that “talking white” viral video. slate.com/articles/news_… Don’t read the comments.

Oct 02, 2014

After recovering from a rage stroke, I wrote a column on that “talking white” viral video. slate.com/articles/news_… Don’t read the comments.

Reminiscent of concussion story.

slate.com — Though it doesn't seem to most observers that Brady Hoke will or should be Michigan's football coach for much longer, some pundits have charged that the mishandling of quarterback Shane Morris's concussion this weekend-only after approximately 60 hours, and repeated denials, did the athletic department admit Morris had played while...
Oct 01, 2014

RT @Graham_Couch: .@Slate brings up more serious situation U-M, Hoke handled just as badly as concussion: slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @Graham_Couch: .@Slate brings up more serious situation U-M, Hoke handled just as badly as concussion: slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

Oct 01, 2014

.@Slate brings up more serious situation U-M, Hoke handled just as badly as concussion: slate.com/blogs/the_slat…

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What formed this huge lunar feature?

slate.com — There's an old phrase: "To someone with a hammer, everything is a nail." Asteroids are the ultimate hammers. After all, an asteroid impact can certainly pound a nail into the toughest medium! Because of that they're blamed for all sorts of features in the solar system. But a new paper...
Oct 02, 2014

What made the Man in the Moon: A huge terrifying asteroid impact, or a huge terrifying volcanic eruption? slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…

Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, yes means yes, are parents responsible for child killers.

slate.com — Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Leave us love letters and see what other listeners are saying about the Gabfest. Send us an email to doublexgabfest@slate.com. Listen to the DoubleX Gabfest by clicking the arrow on the audio player below: Subscribe in iTunes ∙ RSS feed ∙ Download ∙ Play in another tab...
Oct 02, 2014

We all liked Lena Dunham's new book far more than our Double X Gabfest conversation suggests! slate.me/1E4rMiV

Why people are suspicious of missionaries.

slate.com — I recently sat in on a course for infectious disease specialists in Austria. Around 40 young doctors and academics were discussing infection control in hospitals and communities in the developing world, and the talk inevitably turned to Ebola. Controlling the spread of the disease continues to challenge the medical world,...
Oct 02, 2014

It's kind of disturbing that so many of the docs fighting Ebola are missionaries. By @PalmerBrian slate.com/articles/healt… via @slate

Mixed feelings about a mixtape.

slate.com — In this week's video, Prudie counsels a woman whose boyfriend makes her a perplexing playlist.

Is Amazon's new TV series the best of the fall? Three Slate writers discuss.

slate.com — On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies-and the occasional TV show-in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Brow Beat editor David Haglund talks with Miriam Krule and Willa Paskin about Season 1 of Amazon's new series Transparent. What is the show's relationship to Jewishness? How do the performances stack up?

Rick Scott ad knows women only understand wedding dresses.

slate.com — At this point, it's hard not to wonder if the people being hired to do outreach to women on behalf of Republican candidates aren't all a bunch of Democratic moles. The College Republican National Committee created this ad for Rick Scott, who is running for re-election as governor of Florida,...
Oct 02, 2014

Gotta love this US political ad: Cause really, what woman hasn't compared #voting to picking a wedding dress? slate.com/blogs/xx_facto…

Oct 02, 2014

They gave us Obama as bad bf & a GOP candidate as the perfect wedding gown. This ad trend isn't doing it for women: slate.com/blogs/xx_facto…

Oct 02, 2014

Gobsmacked. The Republicans' latest outreach ads feature wedding dresses (because broads like those, right?) slate.com/blogs/xx_facto…

Oct 01, 2014

I should probably be offended by this "Say Yes to the Dress" campaign ad spoof but I'm laughing too hard slate.com/blogs/xx_facto…

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