Hapless, Disorganized, and IrrationalWhat the Boston bombers had in common with most would-be terrorists.
1,667 Times Square-Style Attacks Every YearThat's how many terrorism plots we would have to foil to justify our current spending on homeland security.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.
This Essay Was Due 25 Years Ago The role of shame in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and the force of shame in my life.