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.
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton Her email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.