Is Polygamy Really So Awful?A new study shows that despite what you see on reality TV, plural marriage isn’t very good for society.
How Much Do Looks Matter in Presidential Politics?It’s not just attractiveness that counts among voters—it’s a cluster of physical traits.
I’ll Have To Ask My WifeWhen did politicians start publicly blaming their spouses for keeping them off the campaign trail?
What October Baby Gets Wrong About Modern WomanhoodThe movie’s self-involved, career-minded biological mother doesn’t reflect reality, but she fit a pro-life stereotype.
Are Fairy Tales Out of Fashion?I hate reading them to my young daughter—the classic versions are too violent, the Disney stories have bad values.
Why Do Women Vote Differently Than Men?Despite stereotypes, men are actually more fickle at the voting booth.
The XX Factor
Jean-Claude Mas Sold Breast Implants Made Industrial-Grade Silicone, the Kind Used In Cookware
How To Hit a WomanThe new anti-Elizabeth Warren ad, and how political attack ads differ when the target is female.
Inside Higher Ed
Colleges and Cosby Universities patronized by Bill Cosby wrestle with whether to distance themselves from the actor.
What Happened at Slate This Week? See if you can keep pace with the copy desk, Slate’s most comprehensive reading team.
Bad as They Wanna Be Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?