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.
How the Internet Killed PlayboyThe nudie magazine is going PG-13 to save itself in the digital age.
The Disgusting Coverage of Caleb Bratayley’s DeathReporters didn’t care about the YouTube child vlogger until he died.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Text Me You Love Me EditionListen to Slate’s show about the Internet’s addiction to personal essays.
Constant ConnectionWe used to believe technology made us lonely. A whole new body of research says it doesn’t.
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.
Behind the Scenes
Sweet Dreams Are Made of ThisDo recurring dreams mean anything? Slate staffers discuss.
Exhibit A: ;-)Courts are evaluating emoticons as evidence—but nobody really knows what they mean.
The Hypnotic Appeal of the KardashiappsKim, Kylie, and the other sisters’ apps got 1 million subscriptions in a week. I think I know why.
“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.
Why Did It Take More Than a Year to Charge the Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald? A former prosecutor, now running to be Cook County state’s attorney, decries Chicago’s crawl to justice.
Tale of the Tape My family wants to screen an old home movie of them being horrible to me at Christmas.
How Does the Head of HR Work? Read what L.V. Anderson asked Kevin Fanning about his experience in human resources departments—from startup companies to more hierarchical environments.
How Much Did the Pentagon Pay Your Favorite Sports Team for Its Patriotism? Find Out With This Chart.