Mom and Dad Are Fighting
The “Where Can a Parent Score Some Weed” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on baby names and pot-smokin’ parents.
Not HelpfulMaking kids read The Help is not the way to teach them about the civil rights struggle.
One Nation, UnderpantsThe triumphant return of Captain Underpants, hero to hyper, school-hating 8-year-olds.
Empty SuitsOrphan Black’s straight male characters are completely flat. That’s not an accident.
The XX Factor
The Veronica Mars Kickstarter Project Is Great News for the Show's Fans, Women, Movie Lovers
Cute Little PsychokillersWhy "bad seed" films are both deeply unsettling and confoundingly popular.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash