Put a Fork in ItThe American way of using fork and knife is inefficient and inelegant. We need a new way.
The Election Disaster That Wasn’tAmerica’s poorly designed ballots could have bungled the 2012 election. How we can fix them before 2016.
The Contradiction at the Heart of Road-TrippingThirteen ways to minimize your nature-loving drive’s cost to nature.
How to Sell PhilosophyIt just needs a product—thought experiments (TXes, if you will)—and a marketing plan.
Namibia’s Most Horrifying, Fascinating WildlifeForget the cheetahs, giraffes, and rhinos. Behold the armored ground cricket.
The New Age of Cyberwarfare Why we should expect more attacks on companies like Sony Pictures.
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little Christmas Gift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.