Since most of the feedback here is about problems with the site, I thought I'd take a minute to buck the trend and say that Serious Eats is one of the only sites on the internet where I will actually click on a slideshow and not end up annoyed. The two things that make Serious Eats slideshows better than any of the rest of them:
1. They open in a new tab, so when you finish, you can just close that tab. I love that. Most slideshows, you have to either hit the back button a hundred times or probe your browser history to get back to where you started.
2. No irritating ads taking up an entire slide in the middle of the show.
Thanks for making slideshows that don't suck.