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
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers How California’s green-vehicle subsidies magnify the state’s income inequality problem.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.
Why all cracker names sound alike.
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
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Think You’re Smarter Than Slate’s Future Tense Weather Blogger? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.