The First 20
What Was Blorple Falls?A Slate investigation.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Hangs Out With the GirlsSlate critics discuss Emma Cline’s feverish reimagining of the Manson murders.
The Trapdoor of Trigger WordsWhat the science of trauma can tell us about an endless campus debate.
The Digital Epidemic of Random Midsentence Capitalization
Kanye West’s Poem About McDonald’s French Fries: A Close Reading
The XX Factor
Are Ivanka Trump’s Unpaid Interns Trying to Sabotage Her and Her Dad?
God Help Us, These Researchers Are Using Reddit to Teach a Supercomputer to Talk
Olympics Leotard Watch: Points Deducted for Good Taste
The Legend of Simone BilesHer gymnastics miracles look effortless, but it’s her rare stumbles that show how magnificent she truly is.
Olympics Leotard Watch: The Red, White, and Blue Warrior vs. The Fairy Princess
Olympics Leotard Watch: Can You Guess What Country This Leotard Comes From?
“I Definitely Cried a Lot”How NBC turned the most dominant performance in gymnastics history into a soap opera.
Allison Stokke Is the Most Popular Pole Vaulter in the World, and I Wish That Weren’t So Depressing
Why Lenny’s Personal Essays by Female Celebrities Are So Consistently, Improbably Great
Why Did a Pearls Before Swine Strip About ISIS Get Spiked? A Slate Investigation.
Idina., Janet., and the in-Your-Face Glamor of the End-Stopped Title
My Brilliant MomNadja Spiegelman’s memoir about four generations of charged mother-daughter relationships.
Wired Revealed How Teens Use Emoji. But How Do Olds Use Emoji?
Devastating Novel A Little Life to Be Adapted as a Limited Series. Who Should Play Jude?
The Angle: Offensive Stagnation EditionSlate’s daily newsletter on dark mages and dork Olympians.
Gymnastics Events Involving Bars Are Confusingly Named
Now Twitter's Soulless Machinations Have Ruined Stickers
This Lawyer Bot Will Be Happy to Solve Your Housing Problems
How Did Children’s Literature Evolve From Prim Morality Tales to the Likes of Captain Underpants?
The Data Clearly Show That the Media Are Jerks for Singularizing Latinate Words
The Little PrinceThis Netflix original movie makes a conventional (but good) animated film out of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s mysterious novella.
Olympics Leotard Watch: It Is Sparkly and Looks Like a Flag. But Can It Stick the Landing?
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Meets the Cursed ChildSlate critics discuss the newest Harry Potter book.
How Did Gold Stars Come to Represent Grieving Military Families?
What Should We Call Bill Clinton if Hillary Is Elected?