Explainer's Wildfire RoundupYour questions about the disaster in Southern California, with answers from our archives.
Intruder AlertThe New Yorker on how an Asian parasite has devastated America's eastern hemlock population.
Greenback Goner?The Economist on what could happen if the dollar's value keeps dropping.
Newsweek's New HiresKarl Rove and Markos Moulitsas make their respective debuts in Newsweek.
The Pointless ProtestsThe Economist on why Pakistan won't be democratizing any time soon.
Explainer's Wildfire RoundupYour questions about the disaster, with answers from our archives.
Grave MatterNational Geographic reports on the quirks, pitfalls, and future of memory.
In MemoriamIn Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens reflects on the death of a soldier whom he inspired to join the armed forces.
Down the DrainThe New York Times Magazine profiles an Iraqi intellectual whose goal in life was to topple Saddam.
Nativist AmericansThe New Yorker on the Republican presidential candidates' new favorite issue: illegal immigration.
What Do the Cops Have on Me?What turns up when a police officer punches your name into the computer.
The Other Mormon ProblemThe New Republic on how Mormons resent Mitt Romney's courting of evangelical voters.
The Albino Capital of the WorldVirginia Quarterly Review reports on a small Argentine town where albinism is startlingly common.
Korean BarbecueThe New Yorker on how a New Jersey restaurateur works with North Korea.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.