Did Concussions Make Him Do It?The debate over whether to test former boxer Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s brain for CTE.
How Do You Pronounce Dzhokhar?An audio guide to the Boston Marathon bombing suspects' names.
He Didn't Eat Anyone. He's Still Guilty.The “cannibal cop” has been convicted of a crime he only dreamed of committing.
Jonah Lehrer’s Mea Sorta CulpaHis problem cannot be solved with “standard operating procedures.”
Why Do the Rich and Famous Always Sunbathe Topless?An answer to the Explainer's 2012 Question of the Year.
In Defense of Mike ShanahanWhy the Redskins coach shouldn't be attacked for playing Robert Griffin III.
The Culture Gabfest: Trapped in a Glass Box With Dwarves EditionSlate's podcast about The Hobbit, the A&E series Duck Dynasty, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at 50.
“Run, Don't Walk.” “Don't Run, Walk."Flip-flopping advice on exercise may not be as contradictory as it seems.
The Curious Incidence of Dogs in PublishingIf kittens rule the Internet, why do puppies reign in print?
The Mouse Trap
Septic ShockYears of research into inflammatory disease, costing billions of dollars in research funding, has been wasted on the lowly mouse.
A-Rod Hearts HGHWill a crackdown on (supposedly) performance-enhancing growth hormone just make the drug more popular?
The Culture Gabfest: Falling Off the Treadmill Vomiting EditionSlate's podcast about the year in movies, The Biggest Loser, and the decline of the American shopping mall.
The Unanswered Questions, 2012 EditionWhy do the rich and famous always sunbathe topless? Plus other bafflers from the Explainer's year-end roundup.
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
I Was a Super Bowl Concession Worker What it’s like making less than $13 an hour to serve $13 beers at one of the biggest games on Earth.
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
Inside Higher Ed
For Black Men A race-specific learning community at the University of Connecticut draws praise and criticism.
Cracking Down on Anti-Vaxxers May Be Easier Than We Thought Compulsory vaccination laws may soon become the rule, not the exception.
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
The Trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Makes It Look Like a Return to His Classic Women-Centered Dramas
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.