Paddle Boarding With an Orca
An aquatic close encounter.
Roads & Kingdoms
China’s Top Dogs
A growing number of Chinese pups and their owners are competing in high-end dog shows, but not without controversy.
The Oldest Teak Bridge in the World Is Made From the Remains of a Royal Palace
For Photographers, Living Life Is a Constant State of Preproduction
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The Communist Hunters Come to Hollywood
How the search for Soviet sympathizers in the film industry began.
The California Jailbreak Fugitives Were Captured at Whole Foods
A Renowned Japanese Architect Reimagines the Lego
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Is a Great Jane Austen Adaptation—Except for One Twist
Why Can’t Apple Figure Out Television?
Apple changed how we use phones and listen to music. But it never had a shot at rethinking TV.
Slate Writers Discuss the Latest Episodes of Serial
A Pope and a Russian Orthodox Patriarch Will Meet for First Time Since They Schismed in 1054
Samantha Bee and Colbert Brainstormed Some Very Creative Euphemisms for Female Anatomy
James Taylor’s Crate Music
The musician reveals the sound in his big box.
The “Coin Toss” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show on the results of the Iowa caucus, our predictions for the upcoming primaries, and what the Big Short says about big banks, regulation, and politics.
A Rare Glimpse of America's Only Wild Jaguar
This handsome feline just made his movie debut.
Does Baltimore Need DeRay Mckesson?
The Black Lives Matter activist has made the city’s mayoral election a lot more complicated. He may be just what it’s missing.
Here’s How to Stream the Super Bowl Even if You Don’t Have a Cable Login
How to Spice Up Your Swearing Game
What Makes a Jumping Bean So Jumpy?
NASA’s Next Space Observatory’s Gold-Plated Mirror Now Complete
Block-Long Crane Collapses Onto Manhattan Street
One Med School’s Novel Approach to Educating Doctors About LGBT Issues
“I’m Not an Animal Anymore”
Han Kang’s mystifying, ecstatic The Vegetarian.
The Story Behind Larry David Playing Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live
Outsiders Could Have Been the Next Great Prestige Drama. Here’s Why It’s Not.
The Search for Schizophrenia Genes
Larger and larger samples are showing smaller and smaller effect sizes. What does this mean for drug development, clinical practice, and our view of mental illness?
The Slate Quiz
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With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Bernie vs. Hillary Is Good for Democrats
The big takeaway from the MSNBC debate is that the DNC should have held more debates.
Hillary Is Finally Being Honest About Bernie’s Health Care Plan
Bernie Wins the MSNBC Debate, Narrowly
Hillary Clinton needed to land a punch. She didn’t.
Hillary Says She’s Not an “Establishment” Candidate—Because She’s a Woman
Who Won the Democratic Debate?
Vote in our totally unscientific online poll.
Hillary Just Sucessfully Attacked Bernie Sanders for Supporting a Bill Her Husband Signed
Hillary Tells Bernie to Say It to Her Face
Hillary and Bernie’s Best Lines From the MSNBC Debate
Governor’s Office Sat on Flint Water Link to Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak for Nine Months
What Twitter Pundits Have to Say About the Democratic Debate
Check out the instant spin room.
What’s a Vote Worth?
In 2016, we’re estimated to spend $5 billion on the election. That’s about $15 per American.
Ex-Girlfriend Says Johnny Manziel Assaulted, Threatened to Kill Her and Himself