Dear Patriots HatersA message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.
TNR’s Raucous Wake Staff changes at the venerable magazine expose the fault lines of modern journalism.
The Smartphone Game Money PitWhy I spent real, nonfantasy dollars to unlock a flock of wizards in Clash of Clans.
Gnarly Birthday, High Times!Forty years in, can an outlaw magazine survive the mainstreaming of pot?
Behind the Scenes
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later.
Billionaires’ Favorite BookBill Gates and Warren Buffett love Business Adventures. You will too.
When Will Downton Abbey’s Miss Bunting Mind Her Manners? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
Ten Years in Your Ears
Don’t Count AM/FM Radio Out Just YetPodcasts are big and getting bigger, but what are you gonna turn on when the zombie apocalypse comes?
By Clicking on This Article, You Agree to …Does it matter that we don’t read the inscrutable license agreements we encounter on the Web?
Shooting Blow Darts at RocksI am absolutely terrible at League of Legends, the video game that’s the future of sports.
Grandmaster ClashOne of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.
The Horror of EarbudsThey fit wrong, they fall out, they get covered in gross earwax—can’t someone design something better?
The Slatest Week in Pictures A pilgrimage in Nepal, elections in Athens, war in Syria, fashion in Paris, and trash heaps in China.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.
Katy Perry Is the Singing, Dancing "Cool Girl," and She's a Perfect Fit for the Super Bowl Halftime Show
The Gynandromorphs A phenomenon observed in insects, crustaceans, and birds results in animals that are both female and male.
He Never Touches the Balls Tom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork.