Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2013
Cover 1: Elderly couple by Ryan McVay/Thinkstock Images.
Cover 2: Hat by iStockphoto/Thinkstock Images.
Cover 3: News Feed courtesy Facebook
Cover 4: Prince Abd al-Rahman from Wikimedia Commons
Obama by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images
Dog by Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images
Student by Shutterstock.
Party by Alan Bailey/Shutterstock
Headphones courtesy Beats by Dre
Still from Derek courtesy of Netflix
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.