In Praise of the Small ThanksgivingI used to wish for more guests at my holiday dinner. Now I know better.
The Developing World Needs More Female Internet UsersA new report outlines some ways to make it happen.
The Future of Food: Five FrontiersHow nanotechnology, vertical farms, and lab-grown meat may change the way you eat.
Furious at Facebook Again!When a man tried to return my lost laptop, Facebook hid his messages from me. How come?
The Mystery of the Little Norwegian ChessmenA new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases strange and charming chess pieces from the Middle Ages.
You Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa ClausI spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
The Language Time MachineGoogle’s Ngram Viewer gave us a new way to explore history, but has it led to any real discoveries?
An Angsty Queen, A Deadly Elephant and Other Early Chess Pieces From the Cloisters Collection
Say Cheese, Mr. PresidentA new traveling exhibit highlights the most captivating presidential photography of the past 50 years.
Let’s Abolish Religion!How two British atheists convinced a crowd of New Yorkers that the world would be better off without faith at last night’s Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
Religion Doesn’t Make People Immoral, Being Human DoesAn interview with Rabbi David Wolpe: Why he’ll argue against the motion,"The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion," at the Nov. 15 Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
Why We’d Be Miserable in a World Without ReligionAn interview with King’s College President Dinesh D’Souza: why he’ll argue against the motion, “The World Would Be Better Off Without Religion,” at the Nov. 15 Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.
Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?
The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Mad About Modi
Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.