“Diagrams to Direct the Feet”An introduction to the gentlemanly art of social dance.
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?
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.
TODAY IN SLATE
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Smash and Grab Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.
Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis. Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oh, Boy Prudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
An Implanted Wearable Gadget Isn’t as Crazy as You’d Think Products like New Deal Design’s UnderSkin may be the future.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.