The Best Policy
The Department of ForgettingHow an obscure FBI rule is ensuring the destruction of irreplaceable historical records.
A Fine Whine
Me and My Big Wimpy HobbyI make Christmas wreaths for the ladies in my life. You got a problem with that?
Hey, Wait A Minute
Krystal MessThe embarrassing—and painfully familiar—story of an overeager young journalist.
Gear Lust in UtahIce-climbing tools! Hummer footwear! How to shop for outdoor gadgets you don't need.
Into Thin FurIt's soft, it's cuddly, and it may be cursed. It's the Patch, the creepiest artifact in Mount Everest history.
Editing Adolf He's feisty about semicolons. He explodes when you step on his voice. He's Hitler—and when you rewrite this guy, you're in for a war.
Rebel YelpWhy I love Ole Miss! And why you should seriously consider sorta thinking about loving them, too.
The Walking Dead Podcast Listen to an early release of Slate's recap of Episode 12, "Remember."
This Essay Was Due 25 Years Ago The role of shame in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and the force of shame in my life.