Meep Meep!The surprising history of how the Road Runner—and other classic cartoons—got their sounds.
Why Do So Many Wizards, Kings, and Romans Have British Accents in Fantasy Movies?It’s not just because they sound grandiose and glorious.
Lucy, You Got Some ’Splainin’ to Do!The hidden formula that unites I Love Lucy, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, and Rick and Morty.
I Just Won at the Olympics. Now What Am I Supposed to Do With My Hands?A comprehensive taxonomy of acceptable gold-medal-winning gestures.
An Exciting New Business Opportunity From Your Friends at Slate!Sell, recruit, and go broke in our interactive simulation of Donald Trump’s get-rich-quick scheme.
The Wide, Weird World of Food-Processing VideosYouTube’s oddest and most satisfying rabbit hole.
Donald Trump’s Debate Strategy Is Stolen From 8-Year-Olds and Cicero“I’m not going to say it … ”
The Hidden Formula Behind Almost Every Joke on Late NightOnce you know it, you’ll see it in every punchline.
Why Is It So Hard to Make Realistic Snow in the Movies?A fake snow specialist explains.
Thus Didn’t Spake ZarathustraWhat Hitchcock, True Detective, and maybe Kanye all get wrong about Nietzsche.
A Tribute to Sprinters’ Jowls at the Rio OlympicsA supercut of the world’s floppiest faces.
If Donald Trump Tweeted About Triumph of the WillThe ugly, crooked media wants to make it about Hitler. Sad!