The Rum Jar, the Flying Pig, and the Ypres Express: WWI Slang for Germany’s Terrifying Munitions
History of Innovation
Taking Rube Goldberg SeriouslyWhat fictional inventions say about American ingenuity.
Memo Evaluating Possible Screenwriters for Gone With the Wind Is Frank on the Subject of Faulkner
TODAY IN SLATE
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola
Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice
It Is Very, Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice Or, why it is very, very stupid to compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
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
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Killing With Kindness My in-laws want to throw me a get-well-from-cancer bash. There’s no way I can go.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.