American UltraThe Jesse Eisenberg vehicle turns Jason Bourne into Jason Bong. Puff, puff, pass.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Manic Panic Armpits EditionListen to Slate’s show about long, neon-colored female armpit hair.
Grim CarnivalThe baffling reasoning of the jury that just sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Hours of Something Approaching Pleasure EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Deflategate report, Bill Simmons’ departure from ESPN, and the rise of daily fantasy sports.
A Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
No SweatSometimes a bicycle is too big or too much work. So I tested four motorized alternatives.
The Wolf of Wall TweetA Web-reading bot made millions on the options market. It also ate this guy’s lunch.
The Culture Gabfest “Lite in August” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Wet Hot American Summer, The End of the Tour, and air conditioning.
Ad Report Card
Hillary Wants to Tell You About Her MomClinton appeals to women in her first campaign spots.
A U.S.-Japan Robot Duel Is Coming. Time to Rewatch a Great Transnational Bot-Battle Movie.
I Double-Apple Dare YouI tried to wear an Apple Watch without touching my iPhone. It was infuriating.
Commandant Goodell’s Kangaroo CourtThe NFL’s deflategate punishment was outlandishly excessive.
YouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
Better Tread Than DeadCan treadmill desks save you and your colleagues from sedentary demise?
More Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
Tsarnaev’s SmirkHas the Boston Marathon bomber shown enough remorse to escape the death sentence?
TV Club Podcast
“Can a Show That Is One Big Flashback Really Have a Cliffhanger?” and Other Questions From Better Call Saul’s Episode 10, “Marco”Our hosts split on the show’s season finale and speculate wildly about what’s ahead in Season 2.
Teen or Terrorist?In closing statements, the prosecution paints Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a radicalized jihadi.
Why Do We Get Labor Day Off? Raise a glass to the desperate politicking of Grover Cleveland.
How Can This Possibly Happen? Geoffrey Sant wrote about drivers in China who intentionally kill pedestrians. Ask him anything.
The Serena and Venus Tribune As teenagers, the Williams sisters published a newsletter that offers a rare glimpse into their minds, innocence, and humanity.
A Record Number of Retirements Turned the U.S. Open’s First Round Into a Joke. It Can’t Happen Again.