The “Subliminal Plagiarism” Bonus SegmentJulia, Dana, and Jessica discuss influence, plagiarism, and borrowing.
“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Deposed Scumbags EditionListen to Slate’s show about Terry Richardson and Dov Charney, Lana Del Rey, and freezing your eggs.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Fully Responsive EditionListen to Slate’s show about Laverne Cox, Slender Man, and dating tech guys.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Visits the Dept. of SpeculationSlate’s critics debate Jenny Offill’s novel of art’s struggle with domesticity.
The Culture Gabfest “Green Handshake” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Muppets Most Wanted, High Maintenance, and the evolution of tipping.
Don’t Listen to Woody Allen’s Biggest DefenderWhy are so many journalists lauding Robert Weide’s sleazy, passive-aggressive attack on Mia Farrow and her daughter?
I Want to Live in Spike Jonze’s FutureCool phones. Great pants. A reassuringly familiar undertone of melancholy.
The Culture Gabfest “America’s One Night Stand With Robin Thicke” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the “Blurred Lines” court case, Snapchat Discover, and what makes a good title.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Daddy’s Little Princess EditionListen to Slate’s show about social media misogyny, low-wage workers’ unpredictable work hours, and benevolent sexism.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Babies, Books, and Beaches EditionListen to Slate’s show about women losing in court while gays are winning, surrogacy, and summer reading.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s business and technology editor shares her favorite reads of the week.
DoubleX Gabfest: The #Hashtag EditionListen to Slate’s show about #yesallwomen, paid menstrual leave, and Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso.
That Was ... CuriousRussia’s Adelina Sotnikova beat Yuna Kim to win figure skating gold. But did she really deserve to win?
From Single to Double to TripleThe evolution of the jump in women’s figure skating, from 1936 to 2014.
Woody Allen and Dylan Farrow: Just the Facts Digging deeper into Robert B. Weide’s misleading Daily Beast story.
Did Woody Allen Molest His Adopted Daughter 22 Years Ago?Let’s take a break from the Hollywood tributes to him and reconsider the evidence.
How the Founder of the Fugees Became a Big-Time Political Donor Without Anyone Knowing The musical artist chose to fund a super PAC through opaque, legal, and increasingly popular means.
Clean Break Prudie advises a woman worried that her brother’s being the office janitor might hurt her career.
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.