Is Paddleboarding the New Soul Cycle?The fitness craze that’s—calmly, placidly, meditatively—sweeping the nation.
Monty Python’s Flying Olympic Opening CeremonyThe incredibly goofy kickoff to the London games.
Why Do Hotels Turn Us Into Monsters?You wouldn’t believe the appalling things people will do in a Marriott suite.
The Culture Gabfest, "Vulture Epaulets" EditionListen to Slate's show about the final Harry Potter film, Facebook competitor Google+, and the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met.
Where Did All the Accomplished People Go?We used to revere scientists. Now we worship Kim Kardashian. Why?
Amen, Canada! The Canadian Supreme Court, unlike the United States’ Supreme Court, understands that sectarian prayer is sectarian.
Stop Vilifying Almonds Yes, they use up a lot of water in drought-afflicted California. But the story gets a lot more complicated from there.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Chad Lorenz talks about running the home page, writing headlines, and his favorite picks from the magazine this week.
Golden Status The Warriors are the best team since Jordan’s Bulls. Why aren’t they respected as such?