Why Chris Rock’s Asian Joke Was Such a Disappointment
Alphabet Is the Worst Name the New Google Could Have Called Itself
What Happened at Slate This Week?Copy chief Lowen Liu shares the stories that impressed and intrigued him.
The Evolution of StyleCopy chief Lowen Liu explains the recent changes to Slate’s stylebook and why they matter.
The Five Alice Munro Stories You Should Read as Soon as You Can
Play On, RogerThe greatest tennis player of all time has become mortal. Now maybe we can finally appreciate him.
Nothing Happening Is the Best Part of Baseball
Arrested Development, Season 4Is this the end of the Bluths? Maeby.
The XX Factor
What to Get a Mother Who Has All the Flowers She Needs
How Fiction Doesn’t WorkDavid Shields continues his quest for a more perfect genre.
All Hail the Nanny StateHow Michael Bloomberg, with his soda and cigarette bans, created a new social justice movement.
Setec AstronomyHow did a joke from Sneakers end up on the uniform of a real-life U.S. intelligence agency?
El Chapo Line Edits An exclusive look at El Chapo’s notes on Sean Penn’s interview of El Chapo.
How Leonard Nimoy Left Us With the Best Scene in Star Trek
Can’t Decide Between a Live Wedding Band and a DJ?Easy: Pick neither.
Reply-All Email Chains Are Infuriating. Here’s How to Stop Them.
Is Miley Cyrus Really “Punk”? A House Plant Explains.
Were Those Real Tears on The Bachelorette? Hell, Yes.
Alice Munro Says She Is Probably Done Writing
Arrested Development, Season 4Tobias gets served.
Richard Ford Brings Back Frank Bascombe, His Old House Ruined by Hurricane Sandy
New Monopoly Token Will Ruin Game, Possibly America
Searching for PlaytronicsA quixotic attempt to re-create my favorite scene from Sneakers.
The 10-Year Oscar Re-VoteLet the academy correct the errors of Oscars past, on live TV.