Sympathy for the OverdogWhy are grocery workers in New England rallying around their millionaire ex-CEO?
It’s Hip to Be Hip, TooOwning my identity as a hipster, our generation’s most reviled cultural stereotype.
Sheltering in PlaceWhat it was like to live in Watertown last night—and to be there today.
Boston Punk Zombies Are Watching You!The Boston police go undercover on the Internet to stop the city’s most dreaded scourge: DIY indie-rock shows.
Victimized TwiceRestaurant workers’ wages are routinely docked when customers walk out on their tab. It’s an outrage, and it needs to stop.
Critics Need to Stop Coddling RestaurantsReviewers should write about restaurants as soon as they open, instead of giving them time to find their legs.
Europe’s Other Crackdown Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
The Grandparent Trap The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The End of the Tour David Foster Wallace is at the center of a movie of ideas that contains actual ideas.
Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?