The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
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.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Do You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
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.
TODAY IN SLATE
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks
Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The Simpsons World App Is Here, and Nearly Perfect
“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse
Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.
The Right to Run
If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.
Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Welcome to 13th Grade! Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It's The Gateway For a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.