The Semi-Retirement MythDon’t buy the tales of meaningful work into your 70s. Your retirement is inevitable—and bleaker than the last generation’s.
Robin Williams’ Family Is Like YoursEvery kind of family goes through bitter estate disputes. And good planning doesn’t always help.
Spoiler AlertChildren’s birthday parties are getting more and more extravagant. Here’s how we let it happen.
Those Protesting Harvard Professors Have a PointWe’re all still paying too much for our health care.
Jon Stewart’s Book ClubThe Daily Show wasn’t just important for our collective sanity. For nonfiction authors, it was a lifeline.
Stop Trying to Make Financial Literacy HappenIt’s a noble distraction from actual consumer protection. That’s why the financial services industry loves it.
The DIY Safety NetWe feel good when we crowdfund people’s medical bills. We should feel worse that we even need to.
How to Green the U.S. Government The Defense Department and other agencies have found an easy way to switch to renewable energy. Now they need to do it a lot more.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.