The Spin CycleTide's Loads of Hope program is one part do-goodery, one part marketing genius.
Lend a Hand in HavanaHow to enter embargoed Cuba to give humanitarian aid—and not just sip mojitos.
Don't Label MeShould you feel guilty about using the address labels charities mail out to solicit donations?
Don’t Call It a MonsterBut be very cautious around the venomous, determined, lumbering Gila monster.
Walk a Mile in Their ShoesHow to give your old sneakers new life by donating them to charity.
Riches to RagsWhat's with all the celebrities serving community service? Do they really help anyone?
The Shirt off My BackHow can I ensure that the clothing I donate to charity really helps the needy?
A Slippery DilemmaWill donating money, hair, or time really help clean up the BP oil spill?
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of May 18, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The Musical Omnivore’s Dilemma Jim O’Rourke helped take the guilt out of the “guilty pleasure.” On his new album, he returns to find that pop has moved beyond it.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.