Shorts WarsAmanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.
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.
The Gentleman ButcherCarve with confidence on Easter, Passover, or any other night of the year.
Let’s Talk About ExHow much can I say about my old girlfriend to my new girlfriend?
When Can Men Get Away With Wearing Fur?Advice for men who think a mink coat would be pretty comfortable right about now.
Bachelor of DesignThe history, future, and proper appointments of the bachelor pad.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman?Advice on holiday greeting, uncling, donating, and more.
Baby PhotosMy 3-year-old son stole my iPhone and took some unflattering pictures of me. Am I a dad joke incarnate?
How Should a Gentleman Wear His Sideburns?Plus, advice on dating and International Men’s Day.
Solo CupI’m trying to meet new people. Can I go to a bar by myself, or will I look like a creep?
The Bloody MaryHow to make a simple, elegant brunchtime cocktail. (Resist the urge to garnish it with a hamburger.)
Dress Codes DecodedWhat does “dress to impress” mean? “Smart casual”? “Grown and sexy”?
Which Cocktail Should You Mix on Thursday? You Could Do Worse Than the Thanksgiving Special.
Why Democrats Have the Right to Be Angry With Clinton Her email scandal was easy to predict and avoid.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.