Inside Higher Ed
Why Honor Thomas Jefferson?Students are now criticizing their campuses for elevating a man they call a rapist and a racist.
This Picturesque Island Graveyard Is the Final Resting Place of Dozens of Notorious Pirates
The Road Trip That Made the Modern American Highway PossibleHow a group of enterprising auto executives convinced the nation to pave its dusty paths.
The Kindly BrontosaurusThe amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it.
A Fine Whine
Take a One-Way Trip From Tatty to NattyIn defense of looking nice for your flight or train ride.
Pennsylvania’s School Funding Is So Screwed Up That It Almost Upended Its Whole Tax System to Fix It
Tale of the TapeMy family wants to screen an old home movie of them being horrible to me at Christmas.
A Fine Whine
The Recline and Fall of Western CivilizationTilting your seat back on an airplane is pure evil. But so is installing seats that recline in the first place.
Slate Voice: “Giving Thanks After a Split”Listen to Aisha Harris read about the Thanksgiving that brought her divorced parents together.
Behind the Scenes
Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDo recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
This Protected Area in Lake Huron Contains Some of the World’s Best-Preserved Shipwrecks
A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.