Behind the Scenes
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.
Straw ManThe guy behind the Stanford prison experiment claims video games and porn are destroying men.
All the News That’s Fit to LikeFacebook isn’t just making us less partisan. It’s making us less politically engaged.
Is Twitter Afraid of Its Own Platform?The company rolls out a new harassment policy but won’t explain it to users on Twitter.
Justice Through a LensA new wave of apps offers assistance—and advice—for citizens capturing police wrongdoing on camera.
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.
Behind the Scenes
Slate Gets ResultsWe Googled ourselves. It wasn’t the first time. It won’t be the last.
Are Comment Sections Worth It?It takes a lot of moderation to keep the troll population at bay.
Evidence of Life on FacebookAppearing happy on social media may be used against you in a court of law.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
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