Posts Tagged ‘Slate’

Monday Medley

What we read while building our own Death Star in the private sector…

Monday Medley

What we read while talking to an empty La-Z-Boy…

Questions Inspired by Slate’s Explainer

Slate’s Explainer column recently tackled its toughest question yet: “Why are there so few dunks in women’s basketball?” Amazingly, the column was longer than just, “They’re shorter”—it stretched on for 473 words.

This got me thinking that perhaps this is a neglected field for blogging. Perhaps there is an underfed market of people seeking answers to questions that you would never think required explanation. Here at NPI, we aim to please, so over the next few weeks, prepare for us to explain the questions so tricky that they never even occurred to you to ask. Questions like: Continue reading

Monday Medley

What we read while turning down the Donald Trump debate…

Monday Medley

What we read while watching Bin Laden watch himself…

Monday Medley

What we read while Colin Firth managed to give a stutter-less acceptance speech…

Monday Medley

What we read while winning Best New Artist at the Grammys…

Monday Medley

What we read while eating a goddamn snack on Revis Island:

Monday Medley

What we read while deleting our unfortunately phrased tweets…

Monday Medley

What we read while you were thankful for your favorite blog…

  • You knew someone was going to do it–that someone was gonna go all, “Hey, doesn’t the decade really end in 2010?” and put out another encompassing review of the Aughts, 2010 inclusive. That someone turned out to be Time, which is attempting to launch an annual “Timeframes Issue” with its glance back at the last 11 years. Of special note (IOHO, of course and taking into account that some stories are not online) is James Poniewozik’s shortie on news tickers.