Upset CityNCAA bracket names are way more boring (but way less sexist) than fantasy sports team names.
Top 10 Things to Love About Letterman’s Top Ten Lists10. Their topicality 9. Their absurdity 8. Their longevity 7. Their irreverence 6. Their silliness 5. Their brevity 4. Their self-deprecation 3. Their surprise 2. Their reliability 1. Regis.
Manifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.
Bunt-a-Palooza!How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?
Teenage Mutant Ninja BortlesTurn Down for Watt, Stafford Infection, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy football team names.
Do The Math
Mo Money Mo MilesUnited Airlines’ new frequent flier scheme creates a perverse incentive for business travelers.
The Longest Movie Plot Summary on WikipediaDoes it belong to Ben-Hur? Star Wars? Inception? (Hint: You’re not even getting warm.)
30 Ballparks in 30 DaysThe ultimate baseball road trip itinerary generator returns for the 2015 season.
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, EventuallyHis magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel …The classic Hannukah game is painfully slow. It’s time to speed it up.
Kyrie on My Wayward SonJames of Thrones, Home Oladipo, Ibaka Flocka Flame, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy basketball team names.
The United States of Dunkin’ DonutsWhat America would look like if our state borders were based on fast-food density.
The New United States of AmericaState borders were drawn in the distant past. Is it time to reimagine our map?
The Million-Mile ClubWhich athlete traveled the most miles in his career? Which team holds the single-season frequent-flyer record?
Meet RutherfordThe surprisingly durable American habit of naming kids after sitting presidents.
Chris Christie’s Hard Truths The New Jersey governor wants to “tell it like it is.” That isn’t the whole truth.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of June 29, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.