“What You See Is a Pretty Slender Reality”The problem with only viewing conflict from an American perspective.
Inside JobWhy American vet Elliott Ackerman wrote about insider attacks from the Afghan perspective in his novel, Green on Blue.
“Violence Against Women Is the Foreigners’ Fault”What happens to Afghan women when the U.S. military pulls out?
Every Shot on House of Cards Looks the SameHow to compose a House of Cards shot: blue up front, yellow in back.
America’s Worst PresidentHow Andrew Johnson betrayed Lincoln and screwed America for a century.
The Pete Campbell Receding Hairline SupercutWatch Pete Campbell’s hairline recede over seven seasons of Mad Men
The Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
Here’s How to Ace Your Next Job InterviewTips to come off as the perfect candidate in the interview.
Meeting to Marriage in Eight Dates onThe BachelorChris and Whitney’s hyper-accelerated romance condensed into 2½ minutes.
The Universal Allure of WarHow the enhanced emotional experience of combat takes hold in conflict zones.
“They’re Freebasing the Crystal Meth of Purpose”Why the pull of war is so strong for soldiers (and journalists) in combat zones.
What Gives Popcorn Its Pop?Slow-motion video shows why kernels leap and emit their distinctive sound.
John Oliver’s Letterman Appearance and the Clash Between the Old and New Guard of Late Night
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Amtrak and the FCC What bad wireless spectrum policy has to do with the recent, deadly train derailment.