Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 TranscriptRead what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.
Baby PhotosMy 3-year-old son stole my iPhone and took some unflattering pictures of me. Am I a dad joke incarnate?
The Holidays Can Be a Lonely Time for LGBTQ People
A Beautiful Depression-Era Route Map Makes Transcontinental Bus Travel Look Glamorous
Thanksgiving Day Food Is the Worst FoodThere, I said it.
Red-Letter DayThe notes my dying mother wrote to me a decade ago are haunting my life milestones.
Demons and Supervillains: The Language of Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Testimony
The Judge Who Coined “Indict a Ham Sandwich” Was Himself Indicted
What’s the Word for Turkey in Turkish?
Remembering the Revolutionary Roots of the Gay Rights Movement
Gay Soccer Player Robbie Rogers on Coming Out and Handling Homophobia in the Locker Room
Shocked? Shocked!How to cause a scandal in a transgressive age.
Sounding Gay, Punk, or Jock: What Language Says About Your Social Group
Ikea Jumps on Retro Furniture Trend by Reissuing Its Own Designs
What’s It Like to Act in Both TV Shows and Movies?
The Unbearable Whiteness of White MeatDark meat is better. Why don't we love it more?
Amalfi’s Abandoned, Overgrown Flour Mills
The HRC’s Southern Gay Rights Strategy Is Condescending and Counterproductive
Don’t Argue Over Thanksgiving Dinner!Solve these conundrums instead.
I’m Grateful to Be Gay—Otherwise I Might Have Been a Horrible Person
The People’s Republic of PlymouthThe strange and persistent right-wing myth that Thanksgiving celebrates the pilgrims’ triumph over socialism.
Inside Higher Ed
Did We Offend You? What to do when asked not to sing about Andrew Jackson at your college.
Avoid Overeating at Thanksgiving by Ditching Your Serving Tongs and Good China
How Railroads Advertised for Homesteaders to Settle in Indian Territory
This Red Path in a Forest Ravine Leads to Ultimate Bliss
“I’m Not Gay No More” Star Now Has an Album
Everyone—Not Just Queers—Should Read Stone Butch Blues
Graffiti, Grandma Style: The Painted Village of Zalipie
The End of WrinklesThe simplest methods for fixing rumpled clothes, no iron required.
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and CosbyUniversities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.