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Daniel Mallory Ortberg

The Shatner Chatner

Author, columnist, and co-founder of The Toast. Twice-weekly ruminations on subjects as varied as Joan Didion, biblical verse, and chapsticks presently on one’s person.

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Bill Bishop

Sinocism

Analysis of the most consequential news of the day from China by Bill Bishop, who Politico has called "one of the 10 names that matter on China policy."

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Jamelle Bouie

The Newsletter™

Links, photos, recipes, and exclusive hot takes, every week, from Slate’s Chief Political Correspondent and CBS News analyst.

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The Browser

by Robert Cottrell

Every day The Browser reads hundreds of articles and select the finest five, so you'll always have something to read on the train and interesting things to discuss at dinner.

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Anthony Pompliano

Off The Chain

A daily newsletter analyzing the crypto market and news for institutional investors, by crypto investor Anthony “Pomp” Pompliano.

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Judd Legum

Popular Information

Unfiltered, unbought, and unbossed political comment by Judd Legum, editor and founder of ThinkProgress.

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Nicole Cliffe

Nicole Knows

Relationship advice, skincare tips, Reddit curation, book reviews, and more from Nicole Cliffe, Slate columnist and co-founder of The Toast.

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Matt Taibbi

Hate, Inc

From award-winning journalist and author of four New York Times bestselling books comes Hate Inc.: How, And Why, The Press Makes Us Hate One Another.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom

The First and 15th

A twice-monthly publication with real talk, research, and dialogue about race, culture, inequality and more, by digital sociologist, professor, writer and columnist Tressie McMillan Cottom.

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Luke O'Neil

Hell World

Journalist Luke O'Neil publishes dispatches of misery and woe from Hell World, as well as occasional nice things about music, TV, and pieces of fruit.

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Ann Kjellberg

Books Post

A former editor of the New York Review of Books presents book reviews and informed book talk, featuring writers such as Jamaica Kincaid, Geoffrey O’Brien, and Padgett Powell.

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Helena Fitzgerald

griefbacon

Weekly essays on love, crying in public, and a sense of place from the mind of journalist Helena Fitzgerald.

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Andrea Long Chu

Paper View

Writer, critic, and doctoral candidate with bylines in n+1, Artforum, and Boston Review watches TV and writes about it, so you don't have to.

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Walt Hickey

Numlock

Former chief culture writer for FiveThirtyEight highlights the context and importance of the numbers you read about in the news.

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Aaron W. Gordon

Signal Problems

A newsletter about what the hell is going on with the NYC subway. Readers call it "excellent," "an essential critical resource," and "consistently intriguing."

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