The Academy’s Dirty SecretAn astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.
Puff Puff BrassThe Colorado Symphony Orchestra staged a marijuana-friendly concert. It wasn’t easy.
The Humor CodeEntry 7: Who owns a joke? And can a comedian sue if someone steals his material?
The Humor CodeEntry 5: Every culture has a Polish joke—but only Americans make fun of lawyers.
The Humor CodeEntry 3: Why do humans laugh? (Hint: It’s rarely because something’s funny.)
The Humor CodeEntry 1: What, exactly, makes something funny? A bold new attempt at a unified theory of comedy.
Your Money StinksWhy banks won’t do business with the marijuana industry. (And why it’s a huge problem.)
“Need Room to Grow?”Marijuana-friendly real estate agents and other enterprising businesspeople looking to make a bundle from Colorado’s weed industry.
Watched PotColorado has a wildly ambitious plan to track every legal marijuana plant from seed to sale. Will it work?
The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana OffenderWhat should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?
Baking BadHow dabbing—smoking potent, highly processed hash oil—could blow up Colorado’s legalization experiment.
Dime StoreHow lucrative is it to be one of Colorado’s legal marijuana dealers? (Not as lucrative as being an illegal one.)
Basketball, Football, and Hockey Are All the Same GameWhat big data can teach us about our favorite sports.
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