A Song of Ice and Sometimes Different StuffIn its fifth season, Game of Thrones is at its best when it diverges from the books completely.
PowersThis superhero police procedural is the PlayStation Network’s clunky take on prestige TV.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Everything senior editor Jonathan L. Fischer read about “the most sobering story of the week.”
Google Is My Co-ParentWhat Slate’s senior tech writer learned in his first four weeks of parenting.
Tab Roulette!Slate’s business and tech writers share what they’re reading, whether they want to or not.
Southwest Airlines Has Figured Out How to Make Your Flight Even More Fun: Book Readings at 35,000 Feet!
Behind the Scenes
Slate Remembers David CarrThe Times media reporter had an outsize influence in the lives and careers of many Slate staffers.
Muddle-EarthIn Peter Jackson’s Hobbit films, characters say, “Oh, come on” so you don’t have to.
The Myth of the Hero Cop Police officers earn more than you think for a job that’s less dangerous than you imagine.
Did You Spend Too Much on Your Wedding? If you’d invested in the stock market instead, here’s how rich you’d be.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
The “Making the Case” Transcript Read Dahlia Lithwick’s conversation with one of the lawyers who argued last months’ big gay-rights case at the Supreme Court.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.