Christmas Season Starts Earlier Every Year!Actually it’s been starting in early autumn since the Victorian era.
The Silent KillerHybrids are so quiet that pedestrians never hear them coming. Now automakers are racing to make the car of the future sound like the gas guzzlers of old.
The Postman Rings Every So OftenThe end of Saturday mail is coming—and Friday mail might be next.
The Cashless Society
Do You Know What James K. Polk Looks Like?It would be disturbingly easy to fake America’s $1 coins. Why isn’t the government doing more to prevent it from happening?
You Say It's Your BirthdayDoes the infamous "Happy Birthday to You" copyright hold up to scrutiny?
The King of All FormulasThe incredible true story of the man who invented the Hollywood schlock machine.
"Baboons Are Simply Too Small for Leopard Bait"The 10 oddest travel guides ever published.
The Original War on ChristmasThe short, glorious history of the Society for the Prevention of Useless Giving.
Ruffians, Pickpockets, and Jewel FencesWhat was crime-fighting actually like in Sherlock Holmes-era London?
That’s RichThe chancellor of UC-Davis is a bona fide 1-percenter. When did executive pay at public universities get so high?
Ghost ShipIn 1872, the crew of the Mary Celeste disappeared without a trace. Her story only got weirder from there.
How To Get Ahead in Tabloid JournalismMurdoch's minions have nothing on the journalists of 1897.
Must-Geek TVAn Emmy for the first sitcom character with Asperger's: The Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper.
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
I Was a Super Bowl Concession Worker What it’s like making less than $13 an hour to serve $13 beers at one of the biggest games on Earth.
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
Inside Higher Ed
For Black Men A race-specific learning community at the University of Connecticut draws praise and criticism.
The XX Factor
Women’s Health Advocates: Go Ahead, Push Your Agenda, But Please Don’t Call It “Empowerment”
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
The Trailer for Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta Makes It Look Like a Return to His Classic Women-Centered Dramas
Where Did Your Egg Come From? This company is using gold laser engraving to help you track your eggs—and maybe fight foodborne illness.
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.