Are You Man Enough for the Cockatiel?Four things to know before adopting the wildly popular hairstyle.
The Gayest Olympics EverSorry, Vlad. Sochi's opening ceremony was theatrical, flamboyant, and fabulously haughty.
On the Death of My Homophobic DogI named him Liberace, but I couldn’t have chosen a less appropriate namesake for this coarse, emotionally withholding Norwich terrier.
Joan Rivers, National TreasureThe viper-tongued vixed taught us to be bitchy to celebrities but nice to people.
Cool ItTen fun and fashionable ways to stay chill when the summer heat starts to get to you.
Why Are Guys Afraid to Wear Speedos?American men need to get over their Freudian fear of showing off their junk.
Frockophany!Even the Grammy gowns are tame. Why are we still so obsessed with award-show fashion?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
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.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.