Crimea Is Putin’s RevengeOn March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.
Putin, SnubbedThe Russian leader may release Mikhail Khodorkovsky to distract attention from Western leaders’ decision to skip his Olympics.
I Envy Angelina Jolie Her NipplesBut I’m glad I had a preventive double mastectomy eight years ago.
How To Read the Russian ElectionIf you are wondering which of the candidates opposing Vladimir Putin on Sunday is a stooge, rest assured: They all are.
Moscow in a HazeThe deadly fires have exposed a key problem in today's Russia: No one knows what's going on.
In Which I Learn a Little Bit About Why the Genetic Counseling Process Seems So Odd, and in Which I Also Start Learning To Talk About Breasts—and Cutting Them Off
Putin Isn’t PanickingThe Flight 17 disaster is just one misstep in the Russian president’s wider war on the West.
“I Was My Own Person Again”The women of Pussy Riot made meaning out of a horrific experience in prison. Now, they’re launching another protest movement in Russia.
Do Russians Have a Death Wish?Authorities were warned of the attack on Domodedovo Airport a week ago, but they didn't beef up security.
In Which I Speak With Oncologist Wendy Chen and Find Out That, While the Counselors' Recommendations Were Right, They Were Also Wrong
Putin’s Chosen People What’s behind the Russian president’s close relationship with an Orthodox Jewish sect?
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.