The One Thing Missing From Fox News’ Coverage of the Charleston ShootingAlmost any honest acknowledgement of racism.
Good Riddance to Little LeagueOrganized youth sports have become stressful, oversized monstrosities. Let them die.
“Just Call Me ‘Bean Bag’!”The first late-night show ever was insane. Why have we never heard of it?
Turn It Around, McDonald’sI don’t want to live in a world of “fast casual” and “better burgers.”
What Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
My Secret Life as a Game Show ContestantEverything the Slate office asked me, Justin Peters, about my Millionaire appearance.
They Couldn’t Breathe, EitherEvery time William Bratton has taken over a police department, excessive-force incidents have followed.
Can Inmates and Prison Employees Find Love?Joyce Mitchell was probably duped by the escaped inmates of Clinton Correctional Facility. But sometimes these relationships stem from something more.
Rupert and RogerThe 21st Century Fox baron is stepping back from his empire. The one thing that definitely won’t change is Fox News.
“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Stop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental”They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Why Bill O’Reilly Won’t Share Glenn Beck’s FateThey’re both obsessed with conspiracies, but only Beck’s kind damaged the Fox News brand.
Young GunsWhen cops shoot kids holding toy weapons, they’re rarely held accountable. That has to change.
I Wanted to Be a MillionaireHow failing colossally on a game show changed my life for the better.
The Longform GoodbyeWhen alternative publications shutter, their staffs don’t go so easily.
The GOP Base Loves Trump It sees itself in his foreign policy belligerence, anti-elite agitation, and raw bigotry.
Uber’s Going to War With New York City. Again. And this time, the ride-hailing service really, really has a point.
One Thing Primates of Park Avenue Definitely Doesn’t Exaggerate: The Obscene Power of Designer Purses
Geeking Out I write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
How Tough Are the Vaccination Laws in Your State? And how many children are protected from dangerous diseases?