Bubble Vocabulary: The Slate Email ThreadBehind the scenes of Seth Stevenson’s piece on words you don’t quite know how to use.
Best Books 2013: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s columnists, editors, and bloggers pick their favorite books of the year.
Your Bad Teacher StoriesReaders tell us their worst teacher stories using the hashtag #BadTeacher.
Where Do Leaders Come From?An interactive map of America's politicians, CEOs, and other muckety-mucks.
Lost Viral Hits of the Pre-YouTube EraAlmost-forgotten moments that would have “won the Internet” if they happened today.
I’m a Freshman. What’s the One Book I Must Read?Slate staffers recommend the perfect reading material for the college-bound.
Mr. Former PresidentFrom Taft to Carter, the second acts of American presidents are sometimes more compelling than their first.
Summer Reading 2013: Slate Staff PicksSlate’s editors, designers, and columnists reveal their summer reading choices for 2013.
The Slate Culture Staff Oscar PoolWho will win? See our picks for every award—and read Slatesters’ explanations for the most foolhardy ones.
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.