Fast, Expensive, and Out of ControlDoes the drowning of an America’s Cup sailor reveal that the race’s fancy new boats are too dangerous?
DoubleX Gabfest: The Give Your Baby a Spear EditionListen to Slate’s show about breast cancer awareness; sympathy for the Boston bombing suspect; and Nicholas Day’s new book, Baby Meets World.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Manteresting EditionSlate's DoubleX Gabfest on Buzz Bissinger, cooking memoirs, and Pinterest for dudes.
Downton Abbey, Season 3Forget Matthew’s modernization scheme; they should turn Downton into a swank B&B.
Downton Abbey, Season 3This week, the dowager countess was a caring parent rather than a zinger-delivery mechanism.
Love BytesA veteran of online dating finds he’s somewhat compatible with Dan Slater’s new book.
Don’t Have Health Insurance? Start Your Own Insurance Company!How Sara Horowitz created affordable health care benefits for freelancers.
Mad Men, Season 6Betty needs to rethink her boredom with Henry Francis, the only nice guy on Mad Men.
Mad Men, Season 6How will Sterling Cooper Draper contribute to the coming golden era of TV advertising?
DoubleX Gabfest: The Office Wife EditionListen to Slate’s show about the rise of the retro wife, the Steubenville rape case, and how to find the perfect office wife.
Mob JusticeWhy did a bunch of people on the Internet donate $700,000 to a bullied bus monitor?
Ad Report Card
The Best and Worst Super Bowl AdsGo Daddy is sexist, Amy Poehler is charming, and BlackBerry reminds us all why we don’t have BlackBerries.
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club on Pride and PrejudiceA special edition of our books discussion for the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s classic.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
Space: The Next Generation
An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos