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.
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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.
Doctors Could Use a Little HypochondriaWhy medical students panic too much and M.D.s too little.
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.
TODAY IN SLATE
False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
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Behind the Scenes
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.