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.
Facebook’s Unethical ExperimentIt intentionally manipulated users’ emotions without their knowledge.
What a Beautiful Wedding! We All Die Alone. Save the Date searches for meaning in meaningless weddings.
History of Innovation
Follow Her LeadHow a mysterious woman’s 1908 patent exemplifies the drama of dogs in America.
The Wellesley ManIn the era of transgender rights, women’s colleges are struggling to figure out where their loyalties lie.
Doctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
The XX Factor
Because of Slender Man: Why the Internet Bogey Is the Perfect Metaphor for How We Explain Violence
“Haters Prove You’re Doing Something Right”Two Slate writers read and consider their foulest hate mail.
One of the Most Beautiful Stanzas Maya Angelou Wrote Is About What Happens When Great Souls Die
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
Biggest Sellout Now that Guinness World Records is in bed with publicity-seeking companies, can we trust it?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Don’t Blame It on Depression That’s not what made the Germanwings co-pilot murder 149 people.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash