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What's New

Version 5.3.13

- A minor update to make sure commenting still works

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
136 Ratings
136 Ratings
Jfgil28 ,

Stupid content

Attack the service dog. I am deleting the site.

I miss Joe Strummer ,

Enjoy the content, but app can be better

(Based on my experience on iP 3GS, iOS 5.1). Somehow not all of the Slate content makes its way across the iPhone app. Often there will be articles excitedly telling us to "check out this video below", yet there is no video and no link to the video. Occasionally the formatting of a given article is off, so one must continuously scroll left-right-left to finish each horizontal line of text. Over time, the app starts to get sluggish and crashy. The app (which is only 3MB) appears to be storing everything (for off-line reading?) yet there is no way to manage or access this content. I recently discovered (Settings/General/Usage) that the app had accumulated 768MB of "documents"; the only way to purge this is to delete the app (losing those rare articles one actually "saves") and reinstall from the app store. There also appears to be no way to comment or comply with an author's directive to "join the discussion". I do enjoy the content, however. Shout-outs to The Bad Astronomer, Dear Prudence, The Gentleman Scholar and the TV folks who obsess over "Louie" and "Archer" (and I wish they would do the same for "Legit" and "Maron").

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They have everything!

I love great political analysis in print and in talk form. Slate has both and they're magnificent! Their Supreme Court reporter is the best in the business and they have John Dickerson host of CBS's Face the Nation as a regular panelist on their podcast that they call Political Gabfest.
Their cultural offerings are amazing too. Once again great content is available on Slate in both written and verbal form at any time of the day or night.
I am a prolific cook and I don't have a television in my kitchen so invariably I turn on a slate podcast while I'm kneading bread or stirring custard. All of their hosts and shows are really authentic and entertaining.
Slate's odds and ends are stupendous too! I never miss a 'You're doing it wrong' recipe article where they deconstruct a common American dish and give you great ideas for improving upon those dishes. Dear Prudie Slate's advice column just underwent big changes and is still great.
I can't take a break at work without enjoying an article or two from Slate and you shouldn't either!


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