Dangerous TropesHow the Michelle Pfeiffer hit Dangerous Minds put an overtly paternalistic twist on a saccharine genre.
Has Kendrick Lamar Recorded the New Black National Anthem?Singing “Alright” in a summer of protest, despair, and hope.
How Does a Club Doorman Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a New York City front of house manager about nightlife, table service, guest lists, and celebrity clientele.
The “How Does a Club Doorman Work?” EditionTo manage the rope line, guest list, and celebrity clientele at a New York venue, it helps to be something of a socialite—and to know when to call security.
How Does a Matchmaker Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked a Philadelphia-based matchmaker about finding love connections the old-fashioned way in the age of online dating.
How Does a Medical Resident Work?Read what new Working host Aisha Harris asked a Boston-based physician about death, dermatology, and the 80-hour workweek.
The “How Does a Retail Manager Work?” EditionThe manager of a New York “fast fashion” chain explains why customer service staff deserve respect—and a heads-up when you knock something over.
How Does a Debate Moderator Work?Read what Slate culture writer Aisha Harris asked Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator Jon Donvan about successful debates, good questions, and the art of interruption.
The Honeymoon’s OverBut the special treatment newlyweds get from hotels doesn’t have to be.
The “How Does a Debate Moderator Work?” EditionJohn Donvan of Intelligence Squared U.S. says a good debate starts with asking the right question.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Aisha Harris rounds up some shocking, informative, and hilarious reads.
The “How Does a Matchmaker Work?” EditionIn an age of online dating, Danielle Selber finds love connections the old-fashioned way for Jewish singles in Philadelphia.
The “How Does a Medical Resident Work?” EditionSlate culture writer Aisha Harris talks to a Boston-based physician about death, dermatology, and the 80-hour workweek.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.