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.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.