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.

Illustration by Charlie Powell. Click image to expand.

"Listen In on Our Party: The Slate birthday symposium," by Andy Bowers. Posted June 26, 2006.

"Slate's Gawky Adolescence: An anniversary assessment," by Bryan Curtis. Posted June 21, 2006.

"How Slate Looked: Ten years of our designs and redesigns: a slide show," by June Thomas. Posted June 21, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate: It's as insufferable as Fox News," by Michael Wolff. Posted June 19, 2006.


"What's Wrong With Slate: And three ways to fix it," by Eugene Volokh. Posted June 19, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate:It's shrill and superficial," by David Talbot. Posted June 19, 2006.

"What's Wrong With Slate: It's liberal, contrarian, and haughty," by Jonah Goldberg. Posted June 19, 2006.

"My History of Slate: The founding editor looks back at our first 10 years," by Michael Kinsley. Posted June 18, 2006.

"What Makes Slate Slatey? It's a Web site. It's a magazine. It's a club," by Jacob Weisberg. Posted June 18, 2006.

"A Slate Timeline: Ten years of the magazine's history in 10 minutes," by David Plotz. Posted June 18, 2006.



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
The Eye
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM How Designers Use Creative Briefs to Better Their Work
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.