Sometimes Stephen Colbert finds his show just as funny as his audience does, and he gives in to the giggles, breaking character and laughing with the rest of us. These moments are delightful, and, happily, Comedy Central just cut together several of the better instances. It’s a nice way to end the day. Enjoy.
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.