Free Fake Melania

Melania Trump, with her big sunglasses, belted ensembles, and face-framing brown mane, has what you might call a signature look, one that wouldn’t be all that hard to re-create on another woman of similar height and build if, for some reason, another Melania were required. At least, that’s the rationale…
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Fox News Had a Good Segment

Since starting this pop-up blog, I have received and read many comments from people who are convinced that it exists solely as an excuse to gratuitously bash Fox News. This is not true! I only bash Fox News when the network deserves it, and it is not my fault that…
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The Fake Trump "Fix" That Could Stabilize Obamacare

For months, President Trump rejected the idea of a bipartisan bill to stabilize Obamacare in the near-term. On Monday, though, he saw a way through which he could pretend to take credit for such a bill, and came to support it. Conservatives treated the deal skeptically when Tennessee Sen. Lamar…
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Mississippi School Named After Jefferson Davis to be Renamed After Obama

A predominantly black school in Mississippi named after Confederate president Jefferson Davis is ditching its name and replacing it with Barack Obama’s. The school stakeholders of Davis Magnet IB in Jackson, Mississippi, voted earlier this month to change the school’s name to Barack Obama Magnet IB. The change will take…
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Jane the Virgin Actor’s New Project Will Be a Talk Show (and Dinner Party!) Where Men Discuss Masculinity

Justin Baldoni is best-known for playing the frequently shirtless baby daddy Rafael Solano on Jane the Virgin, and he will now bring that same hunky sensitivity to a new project that aims to redefine masculinity. Baldoni will lead a new, weekly talk show called Man Enough with a diverse, rotating…
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The Imaginary Apple

There’s a room at the Queens Museum’s Never Built New York, an exhibition of the city’s architectural paths not taken, that collects forgotten designs for the very land on which the museum sits. For nearly a century, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park and its surroundings have been treated as one of the…
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Judges vs. Bureaucrats

Slate is running a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide. The subject of their previous conversation was whether…
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Former Amazon Exec Roy Price Reportedly Passed on Big Little Lies Because It Didn’t Guarantee Enough Female Nudity

Further details are emerging about Roy Price, the Amazon Studios executive who was last week suspended—before stepping down—following allegations of sexual harassment from a female producer (“You will love my dick,” he allegedly told Man in the High Castle executive producer Isa Hackett in 2015). A Hollywood Reporter feature by…
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19 Have Died From Massive Outbreak of Hepatitis A in San Diego

Nineteen people have died in an outbreak of more than 500 cases of hepatitis A in San Diego, according to public health officials. It is the second largest outbreak in the United States since a vaccine was approved in the 1990s, and it has spurred California to declare a state…
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The First Trailer for Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy Feels Particularly Icky Amid the Weinstein Fallout

In his assessment from the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Slate’s Sam Adams wrote, “I Love You, Daddy is likely to squick some people out whether or not they’re aware that [Louis] C.K. has himself been accused of nonconsensual sex acts. But it’s especially queasy when viewed in that…
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