In All Good Things, Andrew Jarecki Revealed the Real Reason He’s Obsessed With Robert Durst
“It Was Him”During opening statements, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney admits his guilt and looks toward sparing his life.
Better Call Saul, Ep. 1: “Uno”Slate’s TV Club recaps the pilot episode of the much-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off.
Dear Patriots HatersA message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.
TV Club Podcast
The Significance of Nearly Everything in Better Call Saul’s Episode 8, “Rico”The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast issue another listener challenge, reveal more Easter eggs, and discuss Jimmy’s behavior with a legal ethics attorney.
Can the Apple Watch Take on Rolex?Luxury timepiece makers have survived smartwatches before. Here’s who should be scared of this one.
The Implacable BomberDuring a day of grisly testimony, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears unperturbed.
Out of the Blue and Into the WackNeil Young’s PonoPlayer sounds no better than an iPhone—no matter what the audiophiles say.
What Happens in Chicago, Stays in Chicago on Better Call Saul, Episode 3, “Nacho”The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast want someone to explain to them what the heck that youthful indiscretion was all about.
Are the Greeks Sound Negotiators?The country owes 300 billion euros, and its leader is talking about Nazi war crimes. That might not be the worst tactic.
Better Call Saul, Episode 2: “Mijo”When the Breaking Bad spinoff heads into to the desert, Slate’s TV Club knows nothing good will come of it.
When Will Downton Abbey’s Miss Bunting Mind Her Manners? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
Inside Higher Ed
Criticism Unwelcome The United Arab Emirates blocked an NYU professor who questioned its policies. Is academic freedom at risk?
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“A Public Menace” How the fight to ban The Birth of a Nation shaped the nascent civil rights movement.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.