Think You Can’t Quit Your Job? These People Did.
Superhero karaoke bars, food photography, and more from Slate readers’ second acts.
What Did You Want to Be When You Were 8?Gerry Allen wanted to be a National Park ranger. It just took a while.
From Fashion to FilmsBefore she was an award-winning movie director, Cindy Meehl was a successful designer.
The Children of PahiatuaThey were orphaned, lost, and alone. Yet a generation of World War II Polish child refugees found a new life and happiness in distant New Zealand.
The Barefoot Contessa’s Kissinger ConnectionHow Ina Garten went from nuclear policy analyst to beloved chef.
The Death and Rebirth of Spring HillWhat the unexpected revival of a Tennessee car factory teaches about American manufacturing.
Don't Mourn. Organize!Can manufacturing unions like the UAW survive outsourcing and right-to-work laws?
Industrial DevolutionCould a bunch of Brooklyn hipsters really represent the new face of American manufacturing?
The ApprenticeHow manufacturers and community colleges are teaming up—German-style—to create high-paying factory jobs.
The Makers Are ComingChris Anderson argues that homebrew manufacturing will revolutionize the American economy. Is he right?
Mr. Former PresidentFrom Taft to Carter, the second acts of American presidents are sometimes more compelling than their first.
Nothing but NetHow Andy Enfield’s tech startup success helped him coach “Dunk City” to the Sweet 16.
The Future of American ManufacturingYour best ideas for the future of manufacturing, as chosen by readers and Slate staff
Abolish the Minimum WageAnd Slate readers' other compelling ideas for reinventing American manufacturing.
Could Manufacturing Become a White-Collar Industry?Maybe, but it might not translate into lots of jobs.
The Steve Jobs of Useless Plastic TrinketsCould MakerBot's Bre Pettis do for 3-D printing what Apple did for computers?