Words That Save LivesWe all have a song, a book, or a poem that gets us through life’s rough patches.
Slate Voice: “The End of the College Essay”Students hate writing papers, and professors hate grading them. Should we stop assigning them? Listen to the debate on Slate Plus.
“I Was Gluten-Free Before It Was Cool”Listen to Laura Bennett read about how she was diagnosed with celiac disease in the ’90s, then watched “gluten-free” become a cultural craze.
Keeping Up Staying on top of the ceaseless flow of culture is a full-time job, especially when it is in fact your job.
The Best of the First-Person InternetThe Internet prizes the harrowing personal essay. Here are seven worth reading.
Tab Roulette: The Cultural EditionWhat browser tabs do Slate culture editors have open right now?