Behind the Scenes
The Great J-School DebateFour Slate-sters (and journalism school grads) dish on the pros and cons of going to journalism school.
Who Slate-sters Follow on TwitterThe 100 Twitter accounts followed by the most Slate Staffers.
Where in the World Is That Soccer Team From?Take our quiz of World Cup countries from space.
Four Features Mac Mail Is Still MissingApple’s desktop mail app is great. But it could be even better.
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.
History of Innovation
What in the World Does That Invention Do?Quiz: Match these gorgeous 18th- and 19th- century patent models to their purpose.
Banking on Influence How some of Wall Street’s favorite politicians are taking apart Dodd-Frank, one piece at a time.
Solar Flair How do you make ray-soaking roof panels a hot investment? By making them a boring one.
Tricky Treats The newest trend in Halloween sweets? Candy that’s supposed to taste like other candy.
The XX Factor
Emma Sulkowicz Inspired Students Across the Country to Carry Their Mattresses. Now What?
The American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 4 The “Edward Mordrake (Part 2)” edition.