George Clooney Is Right About the Daily MailThe world’s most popular online newspaper does not deserve to be taken seriously.
Area Humor Site Discovers ClickbaitThe Onion’s new project is a pitch-perfect BuzzFeed parody. Can it be more than that?
The New Yorker Thinks Disruptive Innovation Is a MythA cut-rate summary of Jill Lepore’s long, expensive, high-quality magazine story about Clayton Christensen.
The Prose of the Machines“Robots” are surprisingly good at writing news stories, but humans still have one big edge.
The Climate OptimistsConservatives have a new line on climate change: “It’s real, but it’s nothing to worry about!”
The Quadriplegic Who Moved His HandCould brain implants spell the end of permanent paralysis?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola
The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.
Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore
And schools are getting worried.
Inside Higher Ed
Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore And schools are getting worried.
Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change
- Protesters Take to the Streets to Sound Alarm on Climate Change in New York, Across the World
- Knife-Carrying White House Jumper is Vet who Feared “Atmosphere Was Collapsing”
- North Korea: American Sentenced to Hard Labor Wanted to Become “Second Snowden”
- Almost One in Four Americans Support Idea of Splitting From the Union
Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem
Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology.
Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.