“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.
Is Slate Too Liberal? A members-only open thread.
So Why Is Everyone Playing Kim Kardashian: Hollywood?
Graphic Designers on New Airbnb Logo: “A Paperclip, Boobs, or a Flame”
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.
Did True Detective Let Us Down? Or Were People Watching It Wrong? We Debate.
There Will Be No Tara Lipinski of the Sochi Games
Congratulations, NBC: You Finally Made a Tear-Jerking Segment That Isn’t Terrible
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.
Who Gets to Be Poor?A viral essay shows that we’re confused about the difference between “downwardly mobile” and “impoverished.”
The Pen Is Mightier Than the KeypadA high-tech stylus that keeps you writing by hand.
Slate Isn’t Too Liberal. But…What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
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.
The Kim Kardashian Game Is So Good I Had to Stop Playing It
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.
Why Are Men So Sure of Themselves and Women So Timid?
Why Do Men Write This Way About Scarlett Johansson?
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.
You Really Should Go See the New Mandela Movie
The XX Factor
No, the New York Times Did Not Sexualize Breast Cancer
Every Song From Morrissey’s Autobiography, in One Great Playlist