Squelching CreativityWhat the “Blurred Lines” team copied is either not original or not relevant.
History of Innovation
Scales of JusticeHow a terrible Supreme Court decision about player pianos made the cover song what it is today.
Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
Beauty and the BeastiesGoldieBlox should win its court case against the Beastie Boys—and it will, even if it loses.
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
Giant Sucking Sound Prudie offers advice about a co-worker who pumps breast milk in the middle of the open office.
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.