Everything about Slate's 10th anniversary.

June 1996 - June 2006.
June 23 2006 7:47 AM

Slate's 10th Anniversary

Celebrating our first decade with some of our all-time favorite articles, lots of self-congratulation, and a few sharp critiques.

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"Online Media and the Future of Journalism: A forum celebrating the 10th anniversary of Slate at the New York Public Library." Posted June 15, 2006

All-Time Favorite Slate Articles

"Go Ahead—Sleep With Your Kids:The urge is natural. Surrender to it," by Robert Wright. Originally published March 28, 1997.

"How Will the Universe End?:A cosmic detective story about the demise of the world, in three parts," by Jim Holt. Originally published March 4, 2004.

" The Unbinding: A Slate novel," by Walter Kirn. Originally published March 13, 2006.


"Liberal Hawks Reconsider the Iraq War:A Slate dialogue," by Paul Berman, Thomas Friedman, Fred Kaplan, George Packer, Kenneth Pollack, Jacob Weisberg, and Fareed Zakaria. Originally published Jan. 12-16, 2004.

"Trying Really Hard To Like India: Step 1: Making peace with poverty ... and with parasitic worms," by Seth Stevenson. Originally published Sept. 27, 2004.

"The Slate Guide to Gurus: Choose the one who's right for you," by David Plotz. Originally published April 29, 2004.

"Mime Is Money: My dreadful career as a street performer," by Emily Yoffe. Originally published Oct. 30, 2003.

"The New Vanity Press Moguls: Welcome, Philip Anschutz! Bruce Wasserstein! Roger Hertog!" by Jack Shafer. Originally published Feb. 27, 2004.

"The Book Club: Goldberg and Orlean discuss The Orchid Thief and more," by Jeffrey Goldberg and Susan Orlean. Originally published Jan. 25, 1999.

"Election or Art?: Harry Shearer turns satellite feeds into found objects," by Timothy Noah. Originally published Oct. 14, 2004.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
The Vault
Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AM James Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 10:27 AM 3,000 French Scientists Are Marching to Demand More Research Funding
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.