The Quadraphonic Edition Slate Money on the currency crisis in Russia, a reversal of the swaps “push-out” rule, the cyberattack on Sony Pictures, and U.S.-Cuba relations.
The Wealth Gap Between Blacks and Whites Is Even More Enormous (and Shameful) Than You Think
The Let’s Kill All the Lawyers EditionSlate Money on Preet Bharara’s overturned insider-trading convictions, a lawyer’s battle with a Chinese restaurant, and the decline in divorce proceedings.
Watch This Harvard Prof Totally Own a Small Chinese Restaurant That Overcharged Him $4 for Takeout
Don’t Fear an Oil BustYes, it’ll hurt the U.S. energy industry. It could also make it better.
That Jerk Harvard Professor Who Raged Out at a Chinese Restaurant? He May Have Gotten the Law Wrong, Too.
Battered and Blue Police departments shouldn’t feel under siege. The public just wants better policing.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
How Creative Is Your Computer? The Lovelace test is a better measure of artificial intelligence than the Turing test.
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.