It’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Is a Bad FeministSlate’s critics discuss Roxane Gay’s collection of personal and political essays.
Reading InsecurityHas the Internet killed thoughtful, prolonged engagement with a text—or are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?
The Science of TruthinessConservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.
Please Allow Me to Be Grossed Out by My Boyfriend’s Unibrow Listen to two Slate writers revisit a discussion about body image and body shaming.
Songs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
The Good Word
The Secret Rules of Adjective OrderA long fascinating article—or is it a fascinating long article?
Slate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
What’s Wrong With Sentimentality?While critics sneer, scientists try to make sense of our love of weepy books and movies.
The XX Factor
There Is Only One Woman (But Many Colons) on the National Book Award Nonfiction Longlist
All That GlittersDaphne Merkin writes seductively about the brilliant surface of our surface-infatuated age.
Listen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Are You a Narcissist?The tricky psychiatric diagnosis is getting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
A Memorable FlightHow people with and without post-traumatic stress disorder recall 25 minutes of terror.
It Is Good to Be a “Bad” FeministRoxane Gay’s new book of essays is honest and raw about flaws—hers and ours.
This Essay Was Due 25 Years Ago The role of shame in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and the force of shame in my life.