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.
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.
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The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.