How Should a Fat Man Wear His Trousers?At the waist? Below the waist? With suspenders?
A Gentleman’s Advice for ScholarsRule No. 1 for college freshmen: Don’t do anything egregiously stupid.
Can I Tell My Boss I Have Menstrual Cramps?Or do I need to make up a white lie about why I’m working from home?
Is Fruity Beer Girly? Examining the taste profile and gender politics of cherry lambic, watermelon wheat beer, and blueberry ale.
The RickeyCelebrate the Fourth of July with this democratic, pluralistic, highly refreshing cocktail.
Permission to LaunchIs it seemly or sexist to ask your future in-laws for their daughter’s hand in marriage?
“Diagrams to Direct the Feet”An introduction to the gentlemanly art of social dance.
Behind the Scenes
“I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death”Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Wearing the Apple WatchHow to use Apple’s timepiece without looking like a jerk.
The Agents of SmashWhiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
Is It Acceptable to Scold One’s Friends’ Kids?When and how to correct other people’s children.
What Should a Gentleman Tip a Racist Cabdriver?Stiff the chump? Throw a wad of bills in his face?
TODAY IN SLATE
The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics
How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse
An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.