Tragedy at the Race TrackTony Stewart ran over and killed Kevin Ward Jr. Is he responsible for Ward's death?
Transformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.
The Culture Gabfest “Green Handshake” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Muppets Most Wanted, High Maintenance, and the evolution of tipping.
Dear Warren BuffettI have a perfect bracket, 16 for 16. I’m on my way to $1 billion. But I’m willing to negotiate.
The Culture Gabfest “Eat My Shortz” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on HBO’s Getting On, the saga of “Diane in 7A,” and the crossword puzzles with Will Shortz.
The Chat Room
How to Write a Cover Letter for SlateA Reddit Ask Me Anything with Slate editorial director John Swansburg.
Lew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
The Culture Gabfest: Meat Your God EditionSlate's show about the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the 2012 Vida Count of women in the literary arts, and the death of the pun.
The Culture Gabfest “Grief Sandwich” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on They Came Together, HBO’s The Leftovers, and ClickHole
Behind the Scenes
This Headline Might Change Your LifeEditorial director John Swansburg chats about a hyperbolic Slate headline with its author.
The Culture Gabfest “Working-Class Slag From a Crap Town” EditionSlate’s podcast about the new film Drinking Buddies, increasing human life expectancy, and Simon Doonan’s latest book The Asylum.
The Culture Gabfest “Flirting With Vomit” EditionSlate's podcast about the new film The World’s End, Miley Cyrus’ “racy” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and amusement parks.
The Culture Gabfest: Sprang Braake 4eva EditionSlate's podcast about David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, and Ben-Hur author Lew Wallace.
The Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
The Culture Gabfest: I Remain Your Ever Fond Servant EditionSlate's podcast about Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, and email signoff etiquette.
Dark Side of Oz the Great and PowerfulWatching Sam Raimi’s new movie while listening to Pink Floyd.
Sarah Palin’s PAC Is Spending More on Hotels and Travel Than on Republican Candidates SarahPAC, like the former candidate’s TV career, is on the wane.
The History of American Slavery
For More Than 100 Years, Historians Doubted the Autobiographies of Slaves Henry Louis Gates joins the Academy to discuss slave narratives—what they’ve taught us and why scholars used to ignore them.
Behind the Scenes
The Great Writing Vs. Talking Debate Is it harder to be a good writer or a good talker?
Lo, Rowhammer! Security researchers just revealed a computer vulnerability that’s frightening, amazing, and unlike anything else.
Push It to the Limit The women’s 1,500-meters record just fell after 22 years. What’s the fastest humans can possibly run?