What Happened at Slate This Week?Slate’s Future Tense editor shares her favorite reads of the week. Plus, a sneak peek of next week’s most exciting thing!
The Best New Sci-Fi Novels for Discussing Cutting-Edge TechnologiesWhat’s on Slate editor Torie Bosch’s bookshelf?
“When You Do Something, It Will Follow You”Is the ability to erase your online past a good thing? Slate editors weigh in.
Leave Cupid Alone, You SnobsI'm not a brainwashed moron for sincerely loving Valentine's Day.
Computer Scientist Grace Hopper, Subject of Today’s Google Doodle, Rocked Letterman in 1986
TODAY IN SLATE
Meet the New Bosses
How the Republicans would run the Senate.
The U.S. Is So, So Far Behind Europe on Clean Energy
The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers
Even if You Don’t Like Batman, You Might Like Gotham
Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059
Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
“That’s Called Jim Crow” Philip Gourevitch on America’s hypocritical interventions in Africa.
Killing With Kindness My in-laws want to throw me a get-well-from-cancer bash. There’s no way I can go.
The Changing Face of Climate Change Will the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.