Slate’s sports show, co-hosted with Joel Anderson and Stefan Fatsis. Once a week since 2010.
In the 1970s, Linda Taylor became a fur-wearing, Cadillac-driving symbol of the undeserving poor. But the original “welfare queen” was demonized for the least of her crimes. Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. This is the never-before-told story of a singular American character, lost in the rush to create a vicious stereotype.
With Susan Matthews and Molly Olmstead.
Before he was Philip Roth’s biographer, Blake Bailey taught the eighth grade. His students say he made them feel special. They worshipped him. They trusted him. He used it all against them.
Feature story adapted from an episode of the One Year podcast.
Robinson responded to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Keefe with a letter that exposed the emptiness and idiocy of segregationist thought. “I am happy for you, that you were born white,” he wrote. “It would have been extremely difficult for you had it been otherwise.”
The case of 1996 Pinnacle Foil No. 289.