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.
Why All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same Thing Nearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.
Bottled Up Prudie counsels a woman whose sex drive has been killed by breast-feeding. Should she have sex anyway?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.