Girl PowerThe New York Times Magazine on how women's rights are key to fighting poverty.
Hit and RunTexas Monthly examines what made Charlie Wilkinson kill his girlfriend's parents.
Talking the TalkNew York Times Magazine on Terry McAuliffe's very loud gubernatorial run.
World's Worst JobNew York Times Magazine on Asif Ali Zardari's struggle to govern Pakistan.
So I Married a Somali PirateGQ on the allure of ship hijackers inside the world's "most failed state."
Roads & Kingdoms
The Last Days of Tolstoy’s PeopleLeo Tolstoy so admired the Doukhobors, a remote pacifist sect in the highlands of Georgia, he tried to shield them from the modern world. Now only 500 of them remain.
Don’t Sweat the Dodd-Frank Rollback Congress just gave Wall Street a win. It also opened the door for smarter, better financial reform.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014 Entry 15: “I like everything” is the new “I only like their early stuff.”
Squash vs. Baseball! Wrestling vs. Golf! Good riddance to the days when sports had to fight each other for Olympic survival.