Iraqi Kurdistan vs. Big OilThese Kurdish villagers once fought Saddam Hussein. Now they are fighting Exxon Mobil.
“Our Sisters in Headscarves”In Turkey, both sides want to claim religious women as their own.
Roads & Kingdoms
Loud and ProudAfter Turkey’s massive Gezi Park protests last summer, LGBT candidates are now taking their fight to the political arena.
The Versace HaremA group of Muslim women with tight shirts, bright lipstick, a feminist mission, and total devotion to a creationist guru.
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 Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
Big Problems With the Secret Service Were Reported Last Year. Nobody Cared.
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
Beautiful, sexy, and fascinatingly mean.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century
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?