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
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“That’s Called Jim Crow” Philip Gourevitch on America’s hypocritical interventions in Africa.
Killing With Kindness My in-laws want to throw me a get-well-from-cancer bash. There’s no way I can go.
No, Women’s Soccer Does Not Have a Domestic Violence Problem Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.