The Good Word
Shibboleth. Casuistry. Recondite.Bubble vocabulary: the words you almost know, sometimes use, but are secretly unsure of.
Mad Men, Season 7, Part 1Matthew Weiner has no one to blame but himself for our forever reading the Mad Men tea leaves.
Getting to “Yes, And”How improv comedy skills became a must-have for entrepreneurs.
What Is the Time Signature of the Ominous Electronic Score of The Terminator?A Slate investigation.
Never Mop AgainThe new Scooba robot promises to scrub your floors clean. Does it really work?
“Man at His Best” Moves to TVEsquire launches a network for non-meathead-y dudes with cash to spare.
Bubble Vocabulary: The Slate Email ThreadBehind the scenes of Seth Stevenson’s piece on words you don’t quite know how to use.
BackwashI tried a Japanese wonder toilet. Americans need to drastically rethink the way we clean our butts.
Is That App Really Worth Seven Bucks?The top five paid apps for Android and iOS, reviewed.
I'm a Luger, BabyI went to Lake Placid to sled like an Olympian. It was totally terrifying—and unbelievably fun.
How Do You Say Addictive in Spanish?The wonderful free language app that makes learning new tongues incredibly fun.
Reinventing the Smoke DetectorCan Nest—the company Google just paid $3.2 billion for—eliminate unwanted bleeps, chirps, and false alarms?
Reelin’ in the YearsSteely Dan’s Donald Fagen writes a portrait of the artist as a grumpy old man.
Who Would Want to Immigrate to Greece Right Now? A lot of people. And the country has never been less equipped to absorb them.
“If You’ve Got a Good Solution, I’m Going to Steal It for a Future Answer.” Dear Prudence and The Gist follow up with “Creeped Out,” a letter writer with an unfriendly co-worker.
It Took 22 Years for the Women’s 1,500-Meters Record to Fall. What's the Fastest Humans Can Possibly Run?