The Music Industry's Extortion SchemeThe record labels want you to pay a tax on music. It's not as horrible as it sounds.
Confessions of a Jericho FanIt's not good. It's not so-bad-it's-good. It's just plain mediocre. And yet I watch.
In Search of the Perfect Web PageHow Netvibes helped me cram the whole Internet onto a single screen.
Good Guys Don't Make BillionsWeb companies discover the perils of putting privacy before profits.
The Facebook CommandmentsHow to deal with unwanted friend requests, the ethics of de-friending, and other social networking etiquette predicaments.
Meet the Hindustani Malcolm XLooking for pulse-pounding excitement in Richard Attenborough's Gandhi.
The DVD That Will Save AmericaNow you can finally watch Mike Judge's suppressed masterpiece, Idiocracy.
The Dismal Science
Love Thy PlayStation, Love ThyselfWhy you should make a $500 game console your life partner.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
Are the Attacks in Canada a Sign of ISIS on the Rise in the West?
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Watch Little Girls Swear for Feminism
Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
This Smart Suitcase Aims to Ease Travel Headaches With a Built-In Phone Charger and Bag Tracking App
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.