Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Wearing the Apple WatchHow to use Apple’s timepiece without looking like a jerk.
The Agents of SmashWhiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
Is It Acceptable to Scold One’s Friends’ Kids?When and how to correct other people’s children.
What Should a Gentleman Tip a Racist Cabdriver?Stiff the chump? Throw a wad of bills in his face?
A Gentleman and His TailorThe Gentleman Scholar gets measured by a pro from Savile Row.
How Should a Fat Man Wear His Trousers?At the waist? Below the waist? With suspenders?
A Gentleman’s Advice for ScholarsRule No. 1 for college freshmen: Don’t do anything egregiously stupid.
Can I Tell My Boss I Have Menstrual Cramps?Or do I need to make up a white lie about why I’m working from home?
Is Fruity Beer Girly? Examining the taste profile and gender politics of cherry lambic, watermelon wheat beer, and blueberry ale.
The RickeyCelebrate the Fourth of July with this democratic, pluralistic, highly refreshing cocktail.
Permission to LaunchIs it seemly or sexist to ask your future in-laws for their daughter’s hand in marriage?
No, Thanks!How a gentleman responds to the absence of a thank-you note. Also: talking about wine and women.
Shorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.
Stop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental” They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
How Clinton Responds to Questions About Her Email Will Tell Us How a Clinton White House Would Operate
Slate Voice: “Shag the Dog” Listen to Will Saletan read his 2001 essay about the merits of zoophilia.