Low Concept
Low Concept

The Life Span of the Novel, From Pamela to Fifty Shades of Grey

What the professors of the future will tell their students about E.L. James’ erotic opus.

Jan. 23 2015 5:36 PMTurn Off Your HeatLiving in a cold home will make you a healthier, stronger, better person.
Dec. 17 2014 3:34 PMGreat to Hear From You, Harvey!Leaked emails from Hollywood big shots indicate a new trend of politeness and respect.
Nov. 18 2014 3:13 PMWho Said It: Will Smith’s Kids or a Famous Guru?Take the quiz.
July 7 2014 7:04 PMSlate Exclusive: Edward Klein Lunches With His Blood Feud Editor!Or how we imagine such a meeting would go.
June 6 2014 1:26 PMIpswich Middle School Sixth-Graders v. Standardized TestsArne Duncan, pay up!
May 14 2014 11:48 PMUse Our Fast-Food Generator to Build Delicious Items like the Chorizo Maple Syrup Dumpling
March 7 2014 4:59 PMDid You Invent Bitcoin?Take our simple quiz to find out whether you are the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.
March 3 2014 4:53 PMThe Adele Dazeem Name GeneratorUse our widget to Travoltify your own name.
Feb. 12 2014 7:26 AMThe Uncle Donnie TreeIf my relationship with my uncle had been the inspiration for Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree.
Jan. 28 2014 2:19 PMWhich BuzzFeed Quiz Are You?Let’s be honest, we’re all hoping to get “Which Simpsons Character Are You?”
Jan. 9 2014 5:10 PMWhat Should the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Be Called?Help us find out by taking our poll.
Jan. 8 2014 12:31 PMBattle of the Weather JokesIt’s cold, but is it Hoth cold or Beyond the Wall cold?
Nov. 5 2013 2:44 PMBoard of Education Inspection Report: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry“The House Championship has been corrupt for some time.”
Oct. 23 2013 10:30 AMGod’s WorkshopTerrific first draft, but the female characters need some work.
Oct. 22 2013 7:45 AMThe Martian at the ParthenonAmazing images of the real, actual, not make-believe aliens, zombies, and robots that have bedeviled man through history.
Dec. 19 2014 4:05 PMThe James Flacco Name GeneratorUse our widget to Obamify your name.
Nov. 26 2014 12:57 PMObama’s Thanksgiving AmnestyWill the president’s turkey pardon start a wave of unauthorized poultry immigration?
July 22 2014 12:21 PMThe Victorian Orphan DietAnd other, better alternatives to the Paleo Diet craze.
June 19 2014 7:41 AMThe All-Mackerel DietThink your veganism or paleo diet makes you special? Think again.
May 28 2014 4:43 PMThe Empire Striketh BackAct 1, Scenes 1–2.
March 26 2014 5:33 PMGoop-ify Your Love LifeUse our widget to find out how Gwyneth Paltrow would describe your relationship status.
March 3 2014 7:41 PMGoodnight Snow DaysIt is time for all good children to go back to school.
Feb. 28 2014 5:01 PMKen Cuccinelli’s New Law Firm Will Protect Real Americans Against Everything Imaginable
Jan. 29 2014 8:18 AMGeorge W. Bush’s 2014 State of the Union Viewing PartyThe view from Dubya’s living room.
Jan. 23 2014 4:32 PMThe Political Solar SystemForget the Hillary New York Times Magazine cover.
Jan. 9 2014 12:41 PMThe Chen Guangbiao Business-Card GeneratorNow you can have a card fit for a Chinese billionaire.
Dec. 22 2013 11:38 PMSlate’s Honest Plot Summary ChallengeName the 2013 movie that each plot synopsis describes.
Oct. 27 2013 11:49 PMCould Facebook Fix Healthcare.gov?How about Google, Yahoo, Amazon, or Microsoft?
Oct. 23 2013 8:45 AMThe Best North Korean Photoshop Fails by Slate ReadersYou helped us fake photos of Kim Jong-un. Here are the results.
Oct. 14 2013 4:47 PMLet’s Crowdsource the Next North Korean Photoshop FailWhere will Kim Jong-un show up next? At the VMAs? In Gravity?