Many fans of the HBO show Game of Thrones use photos of themselves sitting proudly atop an Iron Throne replica for their online dating profile pictures. But what's the symbolic meaning of the sword chair? We sent a correspondent to the heart of it: a Game of Thrones-themed pop-up bar in DC, and consulted an expert, Isaac Butler, to figure out how we should swipe on Thone-shots.
The first episode of the Slate Plus Game of Thrones TV Club podcast is available Monday afternoon, July 17th, 2017.
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First, the MoneyBeat camp breaks down what the surging dollar means to the global economy and markets around the world. Then, a look at why planned festivities for Dow 20000 are modest compared to when it reached 10000 for the first time in 1999.