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.
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Behind the Scenes
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.