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Inside Higher Ed
May 15 2015 5:21 PMDoes This Thing Have an Undo Button?After a prof’s explosive comments, some critics think tweeting about race should be a fireable offense.
Slate Plus
May 15 2015 1:48 PMShould I Reconcile With My Terrible Father?Dear Prudence calls in on The Gist to counsel a letter writer. 
Caixin
May 15 2015 1:31 PMAdult Supervision RequiredWhen China’s rural parents leave to work in cities, “left-behind children” fall to crime and truancy. Why isn’t the country doing more about it?
The Eye
May 15 2015 11:24 AMHelp Save Endangered Species by Tweeting These Emojis
Doonan
May 14 2015 1:41 PMStyle in NumbersLearning to harmonize with a cappella fashion.
The Eye
May 14 2015 11:46 AMA Father Designs Minimalist Vocabulary Posters to Teach His Daughter Complex Words
Quora
May 14 2015 7:38 AMWho Would Win in a Fight Between Jaime Lannister and Khal Drogo?
Schooled
May 13 2015 2:30 PMAdults Love the Four-Day School Week. Is It Good for the Kids?
The Vault
May 13 2015 12:57 PMA Depression-Era Medicinal Plant Map of the United States
Working
May 13 2015 12:09 PMThe “How Does a Child-Abuse Detective Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked Portland, Oregon, police detective Erica Hurley about her workday.
Behind the Scenes
May 13 2015 11:00 AM“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Quora
May 13 2015 7:32 AMWhat’s It Like to Testify at a Nazi War Crimes Trial?
Outward
May 12 2015 2:47 PMIt’s Official: Britain’s House of Commons Is the Gayest Parliament in the World
Atlas Obscura
May 12 2015 12:15 PMMIT's "Infinite Corridor" Aligns With the Sun Each Year to Create MIThenge 
Outward
May 12 2015 10:00 AMLesbians and Gay Men Are Both Homosexual—But Do They Share a Culture?
Schooled
May 15 2015 2:38 PMWhy Do Teachers Still Assign So Much Homework?
The Vault
May 15 2015 1:44 PMLuminous Lantern Slides of Blackfeet Tipis on the Prairies of Montana in the Early 20th Century
Quora
May 15 2015 12:47 PMWhat Was the Greatest Empire in World History?
Atlas Obscura
May 15 2015 11:23 AMKFC's Colonel Sanders Is Buried in a Grave That Bears His Unmistakable Mug
Atlas Obscura
May 14 2015 12:58 PMBrussels’ Peeing Boy Statue Has a Urinating Canine Friend
Food
May 14 2015 10:46 AMGot Organic?Is a national fund to promote organic produce a good idea? Organic farmers don’t think so.
Dear Prudence
May 14 2015 6:00 AMThe Marriage Has Two FacesMy wife flirts with my brothers and trashes my sisters-in-law.
Outward
May 13 2015 2:13 PMAfrican Leader Tells Gay Men: “I Will Slit Your Throat” 
Schooled
May 13 2015 12:53 PMThe Moment That Three Teachers Really Wanted to Quit
The Eye
May 13 2015 11:34 AMHow Once-Popular Pool Halls Ushered in the Age of Plastic
Atlas Obscura
May 13 2015 9:15 AMBudapest Has a Strange Statue of TV Detective Columbo in a Public Square 
The Eye
May 12 2015 3:22 PMAre These the World’s Most Beautiful Children’s Picture Books?
Outward
May 12 2015 2:13 PMWhat Does It Take to Become a Drag Queen? Watch a Slate Staffer’s Amazing Transformation.
History
May 12 2015 11:49 AM“I Realized It Was Dishonest Not to Include Myself”How do you tell the story of gayness? J. Bryan Lowder and his editor John Swansburg discuss.
Drink
May 12 2015 10:00 AMHow Bourbon Became “America’s Native Spirit”Forget small-batch producers carrying on family traditions. Cutthroat capitalism is what made bourbon “a distinctive product of the United States.”