Is Diet Soda Girly?Marketing companies take on gender contamination, the idea that when women flock to a product, men flee.
When Did Socialite Become an Insult?From Brooke Astor to Jill Kelley. How far they have fallen.
Why Are Presidential Candidates’ Wives All the Same?What do Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Ann Romney have in common? Apparently, everything.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Barechested EditionListen to Slate’s show about attachment parenting, President Obama’s college love letters, and child psychopaths.
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The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
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Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore And schools are getting worried.
Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War
Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough
So they added a little self-immolation.
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
“The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.