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.
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and Cosby Universities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.
Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?