“Nobody Called CPS on Louis C.K.”Writing about giving your baby the finger makes people on the Internet go a little crazy.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Lower Your Expectations EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on college costs and family vlogging.
Giving Up on Gun ControlMass shootings used to inspire a national conversation on guns. Now we find something else to talk about.
If You Drop Your Air Conditioner Out the Window, the Only Thing That Matters Is Whether You Hurt Anyone
“Not Some Secretary From Brooklyn”Matthew Weiner’s great subject wasn’t masculine self-invention or the advertising business or the 1960s—it was women in the workplace.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Inside Inside Amy Schumer EditionListen to Slate’s show about the new season of Comedy Central’s sketch comedy show.
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 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.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Sex After Baby EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the dangers of helicopter parenting and having sex (or not) after having a baby.
The XX Factor
Area Man Takes Creepshot of Nursing Mother Because Her Breast Frightened Him, Terror Spreads Via Social Media
David Letterman Raised MeHis subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.
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 Deposed Scumbags EditionListen to Slate’s show about Terry Richardson and Dov Charney, Lana Del Rey, and freezing your eggs.
Democrats Agreed to Have Their Debate Broadcast Live in Virtual Reality That’s a terrible idea.
“I Had the Patron Saint of Dads for Sissies”: A Gay Son Recounts His Father’s Unlikely Kindness in 1959
The “Turn Up Your Drawl” Bonus Segment Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz debate the influence of regionalized accents in the political arena.
A Museum of the Future A New York City museum will show visitors the effects of climate change.