Billion to One
The Most Exclusive CirclesSorting the world’s top 50 billionaires by age, location, how they got their moolah, and more.
World War II Veterans Storm World War II MemorialA dispatch from the government shutdown on the National Mall.
Every John F. Kennedy Street, Park, Airport, and School in the WorldA map of the hundreds of locations named for the 35th president.
A Glitch in the MatrixThe Slate/SurveyMonkey snap poll gauges the depths of despair over healthcare.gov.
iLessons of the Shutdown, Binge Drinking and Rape, and Not-So-Cool TechnologyThe week’s most Interesting Slate stories.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
Public Opinion Should Not Dictate the Government’s Ebola Policies
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.
Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy
It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?
Even After College, Some Poor Students Stay Poor
You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.