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Laura Bennett on her week at Slate.

slate.com — Hi Slate Plus! I'm Laura Bennett-a senior editor in the culture section, one of 3,000 Lauras who work at Slate, and your guest editor for this week's newsletter. I've only been at Slate for about two months, though it feels like a lot longer-I'm pretty sure I've sampled all lunch...

From Brian Krakow on My So Called Life to Stevie on Mad Men.

slate.com — Mad Men, in the spirit of importing as many strains of nostalgia as possible, loves to borrow actors from bygone teen soaps. Harry Hamlin (Jim Cutler) murdered Veronica Mars' best friend. Dan Scott (Ferguson Donnelly, the McCann exec who fires Cosgrove in last night's episode) was the most loathsome villain...

Larry Wilmore starts with a bang: Why his Comedy Central debut was so impressive

salon.com — Larry Wilmore is not playing around. The first episode of his political humor late-night talk show, "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore," was a bit uneven, as first episodes tend to be. The show's current structure is a monologue followed by a panel-a format that evokes British news shows and Bill Maher more than it evokes Wilmore's former coworkers Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.

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“The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison: “It sucks out there. The dating life sucks.”

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

“Bring it sad sick dudes”: Emily Gould isn’t sorry about anything

salon.com — When someone asks to profile Emily Gould these days, she knows exactly what the formula will be. First there's the obligatory wind-up about the "old" Emily Gould, the rehashing of past controversies: her high-profile career as a Gawker attack dog, that infamous "Larry King Live" interview where Jimmy Kimmel berated her over Gawker's celebrity coverage, the New York Times Magazine cover story about her blogging career accompanied by a close-up of Gould lounging on an unmade bed.

“I look at these people and I’m like, why are you guys here?”: “The Bachelor”’s Chris Harrison on the art of hosting reality TV

salon.com — Throughout the controversial Juan Pablo season of "The Bachelor," host Chris Harrison gave perhaps the most impressive performance on the show. He was a voice of quiet sanity in a carnival of hormones and bad personalities.

For García Márquez’s legacy, look to his newspaper journalism

salon.com — Long before "One Hundred Years of Solitude," the novelist found myth and magic reporting on the Colombian coast Topics: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombia, newspapers, Latin American literature, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Entertainment News García Márquez said that he always identified more as a reporter than a novelist.

Riding an Uber With Sam Biddle -- Daily Intelligencer

nymag.com — Rob Ford Had Another Bizarre Night Out in Toronto Sam Biddle stands outside the high glass door of the Tesla dealership in Chelsea, squinting through the shiny pane. He pulls it open with a flourish to survey the showroom. Two model cars are crouched like a pair of bionic panthers.

Five Saddest Modern Love Columns

newrepublic.com — "On the third anniversay of my abortion, I found out via MySpace that my ex-boyfriend was having a baby with another woman."
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Apr 13, 2015

.@amandahess on the "haterbrag"--the humblebrag’s fun evil stepsister & a sneaky way to turn an insult into an asset: slate.com/articles/techn…

Apr 09, 2015

"Hair cascading down her shoulders, shapely legs crossed—clearly a spinster by choice!" @laurakipnis's great essay: slate.com/articles/doubl…

Apr 02, 2015

Why @swansburg's reached a zen-like state about Mad Men's end (also featured: spinoff ideas. #bettercallBlankenship): slate.com/articles/arts/…

Mar 31, 2015

RT @junethomas: .@winterjessica, astute and wise on the meaning of Trevor Noah's Twitter feed: slate.me/1DmvQMq

Mar 27, 2015

RT @browbeat: A brief interview with the illustrator of Lena Dunham's TNY piece "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend": slate.com/blogs/browbeat… pic.twitter.com/fvJFyB3NJF

Mar 25, 2015

.@raqjeubin smart 2nd entry in his Impressions series, this time about how great mimics decide what to talk about: slate.com/blogs/browbeat…

Mar 23, 2015

RT @emilynussbaum: Also, here's Arthur Chu's smart & provocative Slate post on Kimmy's racial jokes, which I mention in my column: http://t…

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