Is That My Mother on the Phone?In Domenica Ruta’s memoir of growing up on Massachusetts’ North Shore, quitting drugs is easier than quitting her astonishing mother.
The Culture Gabfest: On Tenterhooks EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Flight, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the poetry of the hashtag.
The Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight EditionSlate's podcast about Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, the 20th anniversary of the movie Sneakers, and the Harvard cheating scandal.
Sneakers Is a MasterpieceCelebrating the endlessly rewatchable and amazingly prescient caper film on its 20th birthday.
The Culture Gabfest: 25 Sex Moves He Secretly Wishes You’d Try EditionSlate's podcast about the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown, the new comedy The Campaign, and summer swimming.
Amazing Lost Footage From The Karate Kid Answers All Your Burning Questions About the 1984 Classic
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Power and the Glory of the Knuckleball EditionSlate’s sports podcast on R.A. Dickey, the 40th anniversary of Title IX, and the legacy of the Dream Team.
A Conversation With Matthew WeinerThe Mad Men creator on the season finale, Joan's big decision, and how Pete Campbell takes a punch.
The Civil War’s Most Chicken GeneralA new history tells the story of George McClellan, the Union Army leader who almost undid Lincoln.
The Culture Gabfest, “Don’t Drive Like My Brother” EditionListen to Slate's show about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, the story of sexual abuse at the Horace Mann School, and the end of NPR’s Car Talk.
The Chat Room
“Please Keep Punching Pete”John Swansburg and Julia Turner chat with readers about the season finale of Mad Men.
The Chat Room
A Letter Gone From SCDPJohn Swansburg chats with readers about the latest episode of Mad Men.
Into the Quagmire After the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Manhattan Project scientists tried to advocate for nuclear de-escalation—instead, they unwittingly abetted the Vietnam War.
How Can This Possibly Happen? Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.
The Serena and Venus Tribune As teenagers, the Williams sisters published a newsletter that offers a rare glimpse into their minds, innocence, and humanity.
A Record Number of Retirements Turned the U.S. Open’s First Round Into a Joke. It Can’t Happen Again.