Heroes Need Not ApplyHow U.S. policy is discouraging medical professionals from joining the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
We Know Less Than We ThinkThink you know enough about the Dunning-Kruger effect or vexillology? Think again.
Veteran SNL Writer Asks “Who Tooted?”Andy Breckman is coming up with games that are fun for almost the entire family.
Two Families, One MortgageTwo sisters are considering merging households. That sounds like hell to Dear Prudence’s Emily Yoffe.
Don’t Get Ebola in MissouriWhat’s the difference between how New York City and Dallas officials handled Ebola? It’s all about the money.
Tastes Like James JoyceA whiskey sommelier calls out Mike Pesca as a barley-based used-cask kinda guy.
Working On Our Night MovesBob Seger’s YouTube comments tell a story of sex, nostalgia, and mortality.
My Friend Became a Staunch Anti-Vaxxer. Now What?Dear Prudence reminds us that ending a friendship can be hard, but getting the measles is worse.
Why WKRP Was Called WKRPSecrets from the creator of Cincinnati’s most famous fictional radio station.
Friends With (Slate Plus) BenefitsThe Gist compiles our favorite Slate Plus bonus material from the Culture Gabfest, Political Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen.
JFK’s Brain Is MissingAfter he was killed, the president’s gray matter was kept in a jar. Then it went on a tour of Washington, D.C. Then it disappeared.
Starving Jake GyllenhaalDirector Dan Gilroy on the actor’s unblinking, crash-dieting performance in Nightcrawler.
Why Political Consultants Prescribe BumpkinSince when did attending hoedowns and getting whacked in the gnards help you get elected?
High Times Rolls OnThe longtime editor of the marijuana bible talks about legal weed, the fight ahead, and exercising while high.
We Work Hard for Less MoneyIn terms of “real wages,” we make less than our grandparents did. At least we have air conditioning.
The Serial Podcast Ending Is TBDPlease don’t let this investigative series turn out to be contemplation about the nature of truth.
Thanks Bro, Now Get the Hell Out of FeminismSlate’s Amanda Hess explains why male allies are sometimes important, and sometimes the worst.
The Eight-Glasses-of-Water-a-Day MythMaria Konnikova explains why there’s a drought of studies about the optimal level of hydration.
George Carlin Gets His WayWhy the legendary comedian deserves to have a f--king street named in his honor.
Bedbugs: Disgusting Nuisance, Great MusicalBedbugs!!! the musical grows in popularity, while bedbugs the pests have grown in population.