The Disappearing Borders of the Middle EastThey were drawn incorrectly in the first place.
The “Executive Function” PuzzleNew research suggests kids who direct their own activities have better outcomes.
Your Sriracha Is SafeAfter months of apocalyptic headlines, the famed hot-sauce factory has reached an agreement with its hometown.
Gordon Willis’ Enduring Mark on HollywoodThe legendary cinematographer of The Godfather and Manhattan has died.
The Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 4The “sometimes they’re stoic while killing people and sometimes they’re stoic while stealing babies” edition.
The Reddit ReckoningOne year after turning up false clues in the Boston-bombing manhunt, the site’s users have done some soul-searching.
Lawrence of Arabia, the Man What the movie gets right and wrong about the enigmatic antihero.
Where’d You Get Your Grass?The “first chimp fad” suggests primates want to be fashionable, too.
Our New Memory PlaygroundResearchers show they can erase and then reintroduce memories, at least in rats.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehoods about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
After 88 Firefighters Died in the Tianjin Blast, Chinese Officials Question Dangerous Chemical Procedures
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.