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.
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.
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.
The Hypnotic Appeal of the KardashiappsKim, Kylie, and the other sisters’ apps got 1 million subscriptions in a week. I think I know why.
The Angle: Extreme Primary Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on victories for Sanders and Trump in New Hampshire, Obama’s big military budget, and the Bernie vs. Hillary meme.
The Supreme Court Can’t Save Coal The justices dealt a blow to Obama’s Clean Power Plan. Dirty energy sources are still doomed.
“Formation” Exploits New Orleans’ Trauma Beyoncé’s blockbuster video isn’t advocacy. It’s appropriation.
Hang Up And Listen
The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.