Latest Human Nature columns: 1) The lesson of the Schiavo autopsy. 2) Mandatory pregnancy: A true story. 3) Abortion and responsibility. 4) The coming war over IVF. 5) Bush's hypocrisy on stem cells and the death penalty. 6) The evolution of creationism. 7) Why GPS tracking is good for felons. 8) If steroids are cheating, why isn't LASIK? 9) The case for raising the retirement age.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.