The papers on a smuggling ring that may have divulged nuclear designs to rogue states.
A Treasury Department plan to grant new market-stabilizing powers to the Federal Reserve.
The papers on dangerous buildings that compounded the death tolls of recent natural disasters.
Election MalfunctionThe New York Times Magazine on the possible computerized-voting snafus in 2008.
Scandal in the South PacificVanity Fair on the rape allegations that disrupted life for Pitcairn Island.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?