The Good Word
No More Chinks in the ArmorThe Jeremy Lin controversy suggests it’s time to retire the phrase for good.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial
Alabama’s Insane New Abortion Law Gives Fetuses Lawyers and Puts Teenage Girls on Trial Putting teenage girls on trial may finally be too much for the Supreme Court.
Tattoo Parlors Have Become a Great Investment
A Year Ago I Decided to Never Fly Again. It’s One of the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made.
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The Secret Service’s Big Problems Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
It Wasn’t a Secret A 2013 inspector general report detailed all of the Secret Service’s problems. Nobody cared.
Why Can’t States Do More to Protect Patients From Surprise Medical Bills? It’s complicated.
Behind the Scenes
Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
If Someone Secretly Controlled What You Say, Would You Notice? What cyranoid experiments reveal about how people act.
The Panic Virus How public health officials are keeping Americans calm about the Ebola threat.
Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?