Unlike Me (July 18, 2013)
I went through my entire Facebook history, and I’m considering unfriending myself.
Bone Thugs-n-Disharmony (Aug. 7, 2013)
Was forgotten paleontologist Joseph Leidy a casualty of the famous dinosaur wars?
The Six People You Meet In Mahattan Before 8 A.M. (Aug. 15, 2013)
Singing garbage men, smiling police officers, teenagers, joggers, babies, and dogs.
The Big Sell (Oct. 11, 2013)
What ambitious scientists can learn from the Human Genome Project.
Giving Thanks After A Split (Nov. 25, 2013)
When you’re a child of divorce, holiday celebrations can come with a lot of baggage.
The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization (Feb. 19, 2013)
Tilting your seat back on an airplane is pure evil. But so is installing seats that recline in the first place.
Choose Your Own Sixth Sense (March 14, 2013)
DIY superpowers for the cyborg on a budget.
Which U.S. City Has the Worst Drivers? (July 25, 2013)
A Slate investigation.
Four Reasons Why You Shouldn't Exist (Aug. 29, 2013)
Physics says you’re an impurity in an otherwise beautiful universe.
God's Workshop (Oct. 23, 2013)
Terrific first draft, but the female characters need some work.
The Million Dollar Dinosaur Scandal (Jan. 9, 2013)
Meet the crooks, smugglers, and counterfeiters who run the most brazen fossil scams.
The Debt (Feb. 18, 2013)
When terrible, abusive parents come crawling back, what do their grown children owe them?
Please Do Not Chillax (March 6, 2013)
Adjoinages and the death of the American pun.
Superhero or Supervillain? (May 3, 2013)
If science gives people superpowers, will they use them for good or evil?
Don't Say Goodbye (July 3, 2013)
The Mommy Worry Wars (Feb. 20, 2013)
Anxiety doesn’t make it harder to get pregnant or have a healthy baby.
Tipping Is An Abomination (July 9, 2013)
Here's how to get rid of it.
Are You a Language Bully? (Sept. 5, 2013)
If so, cut it out.
Debugging the Program of Everyday Life (Oct. 2, 2013)
How software engineering saved my marriage.
Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore (Dec. 10, 2013)
It’s time to give St. Nick his long overdue makeover.
The Plant Whisperer (March 27, 2013)
A mother, a daughter, and a garden.
When I Leave This Earth (Oct. 10, 2013)
Comparison shopping for the best deals in space burial.
The Business of Living Forever (Nov. 14, 2013)
The melding of human and machine intelligence might make us immortal—and might make a bundle for an ingenious few.
Do You Think Like Sherlock Holmes? (Jan. 3, 2013)
What the detective can teach us about observation, attention, and happiness.
Inside the Box (Dec. 6, 2013)
People don’t actually like creativity.
And of course the Slate Book Review features illustrations by great cartoonists each month. Here are a few of our favorites:
Thesis Hatement (Apr. 5, 2013)
Getting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.
Gross National Product (May 3, 2013)
Two new books look at how we turn food into poop—and what happens to it afterward.
Men Respond to Marie (Jun. 7, 2013)
The titillating, frustrating debut by online lit’s enfant terrible.
Coming Unhinged (Sep. 6, 2013)
A peculiar novel about all the possibilities your life doesn’t include.
The Overlooked Books of 2013 (Dec. 2, 2013)
Slate Book Review critics suggest 19 great books you never heard about—but should’ve.