How Does the Head of HR Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked Kevin Fanning about his experience in human resources departments—from startup companies to more hierarchical environments.
The “How Does the Head of HR Work?” EditionWhat do you get wrong about your boss, and what does your boss get wrong about you?
How Does a Funeral Director Work?Read what L.V. Anderson asked James Donofrio about the demands of funeral work—from making arrangements abroad to taking 3 a.m. phone calls.
Stop Telling Me to Make My Own LunchEveryone says brown-bagging it is cheaper and healthier. They’re wrong—but it wouldn’t matter if they were right.
High-End Sex Work Looks Very Sexy in the TV Version of Stephen Soderbergh’s The Girlfriend Experience
The “How Does a Funeral Director Work?” EditionPreparing for an overseas funeral entails a lot more than you might think.
The Pfeffermans Are More Dysfunctional Than Ever in This Teaser for Transparent’s New Season
Joanna Newsom’s Live Acoustic Performance of One of Her Most Elaborate Tracks Is a Thing to Behold
What We Really Cook for DinnerIt involves tortillas. Trader Joe’s tortillas, specifically.
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Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
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The Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.