When the close button doesn’t close
I wanted to read about Elena Kagan on Slate, but I was interrupted by a pop-up ad. "We are launching a store," declared the ad, an in-house promotion of Slate's new emporium for "Slate-themed products." This is something about which I care not one whit, so I clicked the close button. But instead of closing the pop up and returning me to the Kagan story, Slate whisked me away to a page devoted to promoting the store: "We're launching a store and you could win an iPad..."