Slate on Hurricane Katrina.

Analysis of breaking news events.
Sept. 22 2005 1:05 PM

Hurricane Katrina

Slate's take on the natural disaster.

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"Don't Refloat: The case against rebuilding the sunken city of New Orleans," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 7, 2005.


"News You Can Lose, Part II: The readers give their gripes about cable news," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 5, 2005.

"News You Can Lose: What I hate about cable TV journalism," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 4, 2005.

"The Rebellion of the Talking Heads: Newscasters, sick of official lies and stonewalling, finally start snarling," by Jack Shafer. Posted Sept. 2, 2005.

"Lost in the Flood: Why no mention of race or class in TV's Katrina coverage?" by Jack Shafer. Posted Aug. 31, 2005.

Explainer and Medical Examiner

"What's so Great About Ice? Why they bought 200 million pounds of it for Katrina victims," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 20, 2005.

"Dead Man's Float: Why are bodies in the water always facedown?" by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 14, 2005.

"Louisiana's Napoleon Complex: The French influence on Pelican state jurisprudence," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 12, 2005.

"Why Do People in New Orleans Talk That Way? The origins of the accent," by Jesse Scheidlower. Posted Sept. 8, 2005.

"Why New Orleans Cell Phones Aren't Working: You might want to change your number," by Daniel Engber. Posted Sept. 6, 2005.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
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  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.