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.
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.
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.
The XX Factor
Because of Slender Man: Why the Internet Bogey Is the Perfect Metaphor for How We Explain Violence