Kim Thompson

Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2014 10:51 AMHere’s Statistical Proof That February Movies Suck
Map of the Week
July 24 2013 8:30 AMU.S. vs. China in the International Popularity ContestInternational approval ratings for the U.S. and China, mapped.
Map of the Week
July 3 2013 4:44 PMGay Marriage Is Still Illegal for 70 Percent of AmericansPercent of the U.S. population in states where gay marriage is legal, charted.
Map of the Week
June 10 2013 5:13 PMCan George R.R. Martin Keep Up With HBO’s Game of Thrones? Probably.HBO’s Game of Thrones vs. George R.R. Martin’s writing speed, charted.
History
July 25 2013 4:09 PMBy George!In anticipation of King George VII, everything you need to know about Kings George I–VI.
Crime
July 12 2013 5:42 PMWhere Is Concealed Carry Legal? Everywhere but D.C.
Map of the Week
June 12 2013 10:23 AMThe Xbox One Isn’t That ExpensiveThe initial costs of the major video game consoles, adjusted for inflation.

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Television

See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.

Doublex

Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 11:57 AM Iowa Radical The GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 11:25 AM Naomi Klein Is Wrong Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
  Life
The Vault
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 AM Thomas Jefferson's 1769 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Fugitive Slave 
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 11:38 AM Tim & Eric Brought Their Twisted Minds—and Jeff Goldblum—to This Bizarre Light Bulb Ad
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 11:55 AM The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sales of Spyware Used in Stalking
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.