TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Learns That Breaking Up a Country Is Hard to Do
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Roads & Kingdoms
Tourism After the Taliban Bamiyan, a small Afghan mountain town best known for its blown-up Buddhas, wants to be your next holiday destination.
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Clean Air Is for the Wealthy How California’s green-vehicle subsidies magnify the state’s income inequality problem.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.