A Conversation With Matthew WeinerThe Mad Men master talks about Peggy’s evolution, Betty the bad mom, and Flashdance.
Where Fashion Is the F-WordPatagonia makes gear for demanding climbers and itinerant surfers. How’d it catch on with the rest of us?
The Chat Room
Beckham’s Bod and Clint’s PoliticsSlate staffers chat with readers about this year’s Super Bowl commercials.
The Culture Gabfest, "Where Are Our Manners?" EditionListen to Slate's show about the U.S. reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden, the royal wedding extravaganza, and the comedic talents of Brian Williams.
Jake's on a TrainJake Gyllenhaal has eight minutes to prevent commuter-rail tragedy in Source Code.
The Chat Room
Humming Along to “Zou Bisou Bisou”Our Mad Men TV Club chats with readers about the show’s season premiere.
Mad Men, Season 5All hail the new season of Mad Men! If only I could remember the last season of Mad Men.
The Culture Gabfest, “Wild Oversimplification” EditionListen to Slate's show about Kony 2012, Game Change, and Werner Herzog’s On Death Row.
The Culture Gabfest, “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel” EditionListen to Slate's show about The Muppets, home decor, and Christmas carols.
The Culture Gabfest, "Daddy, Can I Keep This Direwolf?" EditionListen to Slate's show about HBO's new fantasy series Game of Thrones, Will Ferrell's going-away party for Steve Carell on The Office, and the new documentary about "On the Street" photographer Bill Cunningham.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.