Click here to read a slide-show essay on the history of polka dots.
Special thanks to Leigh Wishner of Cora Ginsburg Gallery, NYC; Jen Colman of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum; and Professor Steven Connor of Birkbeck College, London.
The Clintons Aren’t to Blame for Mass Incarceration The 1994 crime bill was wrongheaded and draconian. But it didn’t cause the explosion in the prison population.
Hang Up And Listen
The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
India Doesn’t Need Facebook’s Free Mobile Internet Access. It Needs Nationwide Broadband.
Roger Goodell Isn’t a Liar. He’s a Bullshitter. Towards a theory of pro football public relations.