A Very Careful ThanksgivingRaising a child with food allergies has shown me how generous people can be. I’m so thankful.
The Best Novel About a “De-Gaying Camp” Ever WrittenEmily Danforth’s new book, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, is a fantastic addition to the coming-of-age canon.
I Still Love Obama. Love. Love. Love.Am I the last person in America who still adores President Obama?
Please Don’t Spill Your Child's Snacks All Over the PlaygroundIt seems like such a little thing, but it could save a food-allergic child’s life.
The Mississippi River Ran BackwardThe strange story of the massive 1811-12 New Madrid earthquakes, and why Midwesterners still haven’t gotten over them.
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“That’s Called Jim Crow” Philip Gourevitch on America’s hypocritical interventions in Africa.
The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.