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.
Listen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
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.
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
The Democrats’ War at Home
How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
The Democrats’ War at Home How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best
Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke
A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking
Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10
Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.
How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.
Building a Better Workplace
You Deserve a Pre-cation
The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps
Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.
Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
Behind the Scenes
Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.