Should You Cut the Cord?Use Slate’s calculator to see if dropping cable TV and paying for streaming services will really save you money.
Battling My DaemonsMy email made me miserable. So I decided to build my own email app from scratch.
“It Never Felt Like I Could Be Email-Stress Free”Chris Kirk and his editor Dan Kois talk about the challenges of writing about coding, building an email app, and more.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State?And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?
The Instant Spin RoomWatch conservatives and liberals bicker over the State of the Union address.
Behind the Scenes
Our Media Thanksgiving ListThe podcasts, websites, and apps Slate-sters are thankful for.
I Hate the Way All Other Email Programs Look I’m very picky when it comes to visual design. That’s why I designed my own email app.
The Snark MachineWhat Twitter’s smartest critics and funniest comics are saying about the Oscars.
The Tweet BowlWhat Twitter’s smartest culture and sports writers are saying about the Super Bowl.
Counting to 5 MillionThe most likely scenarios for Obama’s overhaul of the U.S. immigration system, charted.
The Instant Spin RoomWhat conservatives and liberals are saying about the 2014 midterm results.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Interactives editor Chris Kirk shares what intrigued him at the magazine this week.
Chart: Drugs Kill YoungThe number of Americans killed by drugs and the victims’ average age at death, charted.
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.
Could Better Psychological Testing Prevent a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash? Probably not.