“This Is a Shady Business We In, Fam”The rise and fall and likely rise again of parody Twitter.
Laugh FactoryIt’s not just the Fat Jew. A whole online ecosystem exists to cut, paste, and cash in on other people’s jokes.
The Women! They’re Using Gadgets and Having Sex!Panic over hookup technology like Tinder is out of control—and always has been.
“WE’RE GOING VIRAL!!”How parents Sam and Nia Rader extracted pee from a toilet to become famous (again) on YouTube.
Shorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.
"I Feel Particularly Bad About That Last One"When using friends and family to make an argument feels right, and when it feels wrong.
The Shaming of Izzy LaxamanaA Tacoma girl defied her father. He cut off her hair. She killed herself. The story would sound medieval if the details weren’t so modern.
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Slate Gets ResultsWe Googled ourselves. It wasn’t the first time. It won’t be the last.
The Culture Gabfest “Will There Be a Zombie Around the Corner?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Fear the Walking Dead, and the Ashley Madison hack.
How Should I Feel About the Ashley Madison Leak?The confusing moral compass of a hack targeting a cheating website and the cheating cheaters, and wannabe cheating cheaters, who use it.
The Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever EditionListen to Slate’s show about the post-debate feud between Donald Trump and Fox News, the reordering of Google’s corporate structure, and the one-issue presidential bid of law professor Lawrence Lessig.
“I Knew I Was This Outsider Swooping Into a Really Intimate Community”Amanda Hess on the challenges of reporting on suicide intervention and social media.
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Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDo recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
Why Did Twitter Ban Chuck C. Johnson?The infamous troll has tweeted some truly horrible stuff. That doesn’t mean he should have been suspended.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First VictimA woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
You, Me, and … Him? Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee In her debut, Bee at once embraced and impaled the gendered expectations around her show. It’s hard to imagine a better start.
Rick Rubin Is Making a Star Wars-Themed Album Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and More. Hear Songs Now.
Indian Facebook Users School Mark Zuckerberg on the Kind of Internet Their Country Needs
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.