American Idol: Season 10Steven Tyler's delightful bleeps; Brett Loewenstern learns to love himself.
A Grand FinaleIdol welcomes back Paula, bids Simon farewell, has fun with lasers, and oh, yes, picks a winner.
Idol Wants Artists, Not ContestantsSpecifically, artists who can work with the Caddyshack soundtrack.
American IdolThe contestants get religion, share pre-singing rituals, and say farewell to Haeley.
American Idol: Season 10Steven Tyler is like the judging love child of Simon Cowell's wandering eye and Paula Abdul's wandering mind.
A Dispatch From Bowerstock Among Crystal Bowersox's sweet, only slightly stalker-y fan base in greater Toledo.
Idol Meets the BeatlesWhitesnake's adaptation of "Day Tripper," the curse of the upbeat song, cooliosis, and other highlights you may have missed.
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.
Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.