In mid-19th-century New York, seawall breaches were expected once every 100 to 400 years. Today, it’s once every four to five years.
Correction, April 29, 2014: This video originally said that Hurricane Sandy hit in 2013. It was 2012.
Roads & Kingdoms
King of the Dump How a trash heap in Thailand became the scene of a philanthropic turf war.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.