Close Your HeartThe Central African Republic’s sectarian civil war has divided a once peaceful nation, and pitted brother against brother.
The Real DealThe unjustly unheralded Michael Winterbottom blurs the line between fiction and documentary.
Is There an “Obama Effect” on Crime?A surprising new theory for the continuing crime decline among black Americans.
The Vatican Loves a Good StoryIt takes money, a medical miracle, and a compelling vita to make it as a saint today.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash