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.
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.
Behind the Scenes
Slate Remembers David CarrThe Times media reporter had an outsize influence in the lives and careers of many Slate staffers.
How Drunk Is Too Drunk to Have Sex?Universities are struggling to determine when intoxicated sex becomes sexual assault.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.