In Defense of AmazonI’m a writer, and my experience with this supposedly evil corporate behemoth has been fantastic.
Top YogiRabbit poses, coconut water, and a Bikram-practicing dance team at the international yoga championship.
All-You-Can-Eat BaseballI gorged myself at Dodger Stadium and lived to tell about it. Barely.
Hit The Road, FrankLos Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt provided a public glimpse into the hypocrisy of recession-era America.
What If LeBron James and Wolverine Joined the New York Knicks?And other fantastical NBA scenarios.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
College Students Are Not Customers This idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.
Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.