Empty Suits Orphan Black’s straight male characters are completely flat. That’s not an accident.
Josephine Baker’s Rainbow Tribe To prove that racial harmony was possible, the dancer adopted 12 children from around the globe—and charged admission to watch them coexist.
Nine Lives, at Least The return of the incredible Tatiana Maslany on BBC America’s Orphan Black.
The Slate Quiz
Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings and special guest contestant Peter Sagal!
Here's How Long That Teen Would Have to Pee in the Portland Reservoir to Make It Unsafe to Drink
Will Chelsea Clinton’s Baby Be President One Day? So what? Political dynasties are part of America.
X-Men Director Accused of Sexual Abuse of Minor, Victim’s Lawyer Vows to Expose Hollywood “Pedophile Rings”
After Stepdaughter Comes Out, Supreme Court Lawyer Who Argued Against Gay Marriage Says His Views Have Evolved
Putin’s Must-See TV The Russian president’s cynical politics make for frightening television.
Does Facial Hair Really Make Men More Attractive? That depends on how many clean-shaven guys are around.
Facebook's "Nearby Friends" Feature Will Help You Organize Impromptu High School Reunions
War Is Hell, and the Hell Rubs Off PTSD contributes to violence. Pretending it doesn’t is no way to support the troops.
Survivalist Seder This Passover, we packed emergency preparedness bags, in case we had to run.
Inside Higher Ed
Trigger-Unhappy Oberlin College tables its trigger warning policy amid criticism that warnings threaten the mission of higher education.