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.
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.