The Next FlintThe communities most susceptible to calamitous infrastructure failures are marginalized places inhabited by marginalized people. And many of them are suburbs.
Philly’s Religious ExperienceIt wasn’t the pope—it was a weekend without cars. All cities should try it.
Should You Get the HPV Vaccine?You don’t have to be a virgin to be protected against cancer.
How Bernie Sanders Made Burlington AffordableAs the city’s mayor in the 1980s, he championed an unusual model of publicly supported housing. It’s still working.
The Rocky Movies Still Get PhiladelphiaFrom the 1976 original to 2015’s Creed, the films have truthfully depicted the city’s intractable poverty.
Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t OverAn interview with the city’s public housing chief, more than two decades after the events of HBO’s Show Me a Hero.
What’s the Matter With Portland?The city has been fighting fluoridation for 50 years. Will facts trump fear this month?
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
You, Me, and … Him? Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Full Frontal With Samantha Bee In her debut, Bee at once embraced and impaled the gendered expectations around her show. It’s hard to imagine a better start.
Rick Rubin Is Making a Star Wars-Themed Album Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and More. Hear Songs Now.
Where Did Your Egg Come From? This company is using gold laser engraving to help you track your eggs—and maybe fight foodborne illness.
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.