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.
“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.
“Please Do Not Downvote Anyone Who’s Asked for Help”How Reddit is changing suicide intervention.
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.
One Direction Was an Inside JobThe nutty, paranoid, maaaaaybe plausible fan conspiracy theories for why Zayn “quit.”
The Upside of Yik YakThe anonymous messaging app gets a ton of bad press, but actually, it’s pretty great.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
The Rockets’ Red, White, and Blue Glare How did fireworks become America’s Fourth of July pastime?
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of June 29, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Proudly Hailed “The Star-Spangled Banner” is militaristic, syntactically garbled, and impossible to sing. It’s perfect.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.