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
Protecting Trans PrisonersLeslieAnn Manning, a transgender woman in a male facility, says she was raped because her prison didn’t keep her safe. How should prisons protect their most vulnerable inmates?
“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.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash