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.
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.
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.
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.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
The Danish Hit Show Borgen Is Finally Available to Stream in Its Entirety in the U.S. Go Watch It!
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.