Slate readers can now assign Slate writers stories. How’s that for counterintuitive?
In a stunt reminiscent of a Slate explainer, the website is turning assumptions slightly askew and then making a case for that assumption. For the next week, that assumption is the editorial process whereby an editor assigns a writer a story, a writer writes it and then a reader Read More
Occupy Wall Street
It was bound to happen: Jay-Z’s comments about Occupy Wall Street in the recent T Magazine profile of the rapper/entrepreneur (written by novelist Zadie Smith), found their way to the Occupy movement itself. And as they were no doubt going to do, they’ve stirred up a bit of a media tempest.
The Occupy Wall Street movement has put out a call for sympathetic parents to bring their children to stay overnight in Zuccotti Park tonight, which lead us to thinking: How, exactly, should a concerned parent explain the Occupy Wall Street movement to someone who thinks “class warfare” refers to the struggle between Math and Read More