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An annotation of that photo of Garry Shandling's friends at the final basketball game they played in his honor.

An annotation of that photo of Garry Shandling's friends at the final basketball game they played in his honor.
slate.com — Garry Shandling was so beloved by other comics that his death prompted an instant outpouring of tributes-not only acknowledging the long shadow he cast over the comedy world, but also praising his personal generosity and warmth. There's a reason Shandling has been called "the comedian's comedian's comedian": he was a rallying point for his friends and a mentor to many younger comics.

book club and discussion.

book club and discussion.
slate.com — Slate writers and editors debate A.O. Scott's defense of the critical dark arts. To listen to the Audio Book Club discussion of Better Living Through Criticism, click the arrow on the player below. Laura Bennett, Laura Miller, and Katy Waldman discuss Better Living Through Criticism by the New York Times film critic A.O.

Spanish "Breaking Bad" vs. the Original: A Comparison Chart

The best thing about Ben Carson's campaign was Jay Pharoah's impression of him.

The best thing about Ben Carson's campaign was Jay Pharoah's impression of him.
slate.com — Over the past few months, it eventually became hard to look at Ben Carson and see Ben Carson-at least, if you'd been watching Saturday Night Live. Instead, you saw only the squinty eyes; the slack, bored-looking mouth; the hands folded against his chest like a genteel T-Rex.

How The Bachelor And Bachelorette come up with their crazy contestant bios, from chicken enthusiast to panstrapreneur to dog lover.

How The Bachelor And Bachelorette come up with their crazy contestant bios, from chicken enthusiast to panstrapreneur to dog lover.
slate.com — To film The Bachelor, Kelly Travis took six weeks off her job doing business development for a construction company. She made it through five episodes, enjoyed hanging on some Vietnamese beaches, was eliminated peaceably, and accomplished her goal of barely conversing with Bachelor Juan Pablo at all.

The one thing Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler nails? Its portrayal of women's diaries.

The one thing Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler nails? Its portrayal of women's diaries.
slate.com — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's new comedy does not tell you many things about what it is actually like to be a woman. In the movie, two sisters, reckless Kate (Fey) and responsible Maura (Poehler), decide to host one last blowout rager in their childhood home before their parents sell the house.

The best sentences from the year’s novels, poetry, and nonfiction.

The best sentences from the year’s novels, poetry, and nonfiction.
slate.com — "Florida is California on a Troma budget." "She always expected to grow up boyish like Meg, but she took after Lee's mother instead: an eye-popping hourglass in miniature, but nervous about it, with skinny legs and bitten nails." "She never wanted to forget this moment, this smell, these exact shades of sunshine, lemon, maize, construction hat, yolk, taxi, sunflower, bumblebee, mustard."

Life during the 2016 election.

Life during the 2016 election.
slate.com — As soon as John Di Domenico puts on the wig, his whole chest seems to inflate. He smoothes the wispy nape hairs, pats down the orange shelf of bangs. Normally his posture is shuffling, his shoulders bent. But as soon as he plunks on that wig, his stance opens.

Laura Bennett: Gluten-free before it was cool

Laura Bennett: Gluten-free before it was cool
dallasnews.com — I was 9 years old when I first heard the word gluten. "You can't eat gluten anymore," my mom informed me after we'd left the doctor's office. "No more spaghetti." Her face suggested this was good news. I hadn't gained weight in more than a year and I looked like a tiny goblin with bangs.

Media trolling at its best.

Media trolling at its best.
slate.com — Friday afternoon, the New York Times Magazine tweeted: Could You Kill a Baby Hitler? There was an infographic poll (42 percent yes; 30 percent no; 28 percent "Not sure"), and a call for responses.
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@winterjessica All my best tweets started as slacks to jessica.winter

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Apr 28, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016

"As tailored to Trump as if a divine plastic surgeon sculpted her from his rib." @juliaioffe's great Melania profile gq.com/story/melania-…

Apr 11, 2016

Every detail & quote in @NYM@NYMag09 profile of Gay & Nan Talese's marriage is really just stunning, worth a reread https://nymag.com/arts/books/pro…

Apr 06, 2016

@IChotiner <3. also you forgot "future sister-in-law"

Mar 31, 2016

Man did I love Richard Linklater's new movie about "grinning jocks with flowing locks," and so did @dankois slate.com/articles/arts/…

Mar 30, 2016

RT @emilynussbaum: Isaac Chotiner does such terrific Q&As. Sic him on all the mouthy iconoclasts!

Mar 28, 2016

RT @browbeat: An annotation of the photo of Garry Shandling's comedian friends at his memorial bball game: slate.com/blogs/browbeat… https://pic.twitter.com/2tUfc0yyr4.co/2tUfc0yyr4


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