The Social Media CureHow people with chronic illnesses use memes, selfies, and emojis to soothe their suffering.
Facebook Reactions Are Not WowThey don’t make me sad or angry, either. Where is the reaction for “this feels weird and constricting”?
Twitter Won’t Help You. The Courts Won’t Help You.What the Gregory Alan Elliott decision means for women on the Internet.
The Half-MaskA history of beards explores the way they hide, or extol, the masculinity of the gentleman who wears one.
The Astonishing Power of YouNowTeens are getting famous on a social network you’ve probably never heard of.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Why I can’t stop listening to Adele, and what I’m reading about the senseless violence in Paris, Colorado, and San Bernardino.
Exhibit A: ;-)Courts are evaluating emoticons as evidence—but nobody really knows what they mean.
Donald Trump’s Internet BunkerWelcome to the GOP front-runner’s online playground, where reality is negotiable.
Open SecretsThe social media–obsessed teens of Nancy Jo Sales’ American Girls never quite come into focus.
Everyone Is Wrong About the Bernie BrosHow a necessary critique of leftist sexism deteriorated into a dumb flame war.
Swedes Are Introverted and Cynical, and So Are Their Christmas TraditionsTheir version of Santa Claus will kill you if you don’t leave his porridge out.
James Deen Was Never a Feminist IdolWomen cast the porn star—now accused of sexual assault—in their fantasies. They can just as easily cast him out.
Inside the Sony HackWhat it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee as the unprecedented cyberattack tore the company apart.
Don’t Ban Yik YakFeminists and civil rights groups are trying to get universities to block the very app that gives marginalized students a voice on campus.