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.
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
The Year of Outrage From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.