The Pieces of the Mueller Puzzle Is the special counsel’s indictment of 12 Russian officers a corner piece in a potentially larger conspiracy?
The Allure of Small Towns for Big City Freelancers It’s harder for creative professionals to make a living in big cities. Many are looking elsewhere.
I Have to Ask
I Have to Ask: The Annie Lowrey Edition The author of Give People Money on whether America needs a universal basic income.
No, My Life Is Not Just Like The Kids Are All Right As the child of lesbians, I was thrilled by the movie. After I met my sperm donor, I saw it much differently.
“There Is Motion at Your Front Door” How a seemingly innocuous “video doorbell” app turned my life into a domestic horror movie.
UnReal Drops One More Bomb on Its Way Out the Door The behind-the-scenes drama goes after Bachelor in Paradise in its final season.
Caption This For a growing number of Instagrammers, the caption, not the photo, is the hardest part. An entire cottage industry is cropping up to provide support.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Shows Plenty of ABBA Songs Are As Good As Gold There’s more to the group than their greatest hits.
Live at Politics and Prose
From the Corner of the Oval Beck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.
The Best Compost Bins, According to Environmental Experts Whether you want to do the bare minimum or commit to having worms as roommates.
Care and Feeding
Liberty, Anxiety, Paternity An anxiety disorder has me convinced my beautiful son isn’t actually mine.
The Sierra Club Declared War on Scott Pruitt—and Won An inside look at how the environmental group’s campaign against Pruitt ended up uncovering his wildest misconduct.
The Hot Seats: Bernie and Alexandria Barnstorm in Kansas A weekly guide to the midterms races everyone is talking about.
Kick Her Off By giving Jaelene Hinkle a roster spot, U.S. Soccer sold out its LGBTQ fans and players for a better shot at the Women’s World Cup.
Democracy Dies in Dark Money How Montana—and America—got warped by anonymous campaign funds and baseless attack ads.
Michael Anton’s Op-Ed on Ending Birthright Citizenship Is Racist, Ahistorical Gobbledygook
Miami Dolphins Says It Will Suspend Players up to Four Games for Kneeling During Anthem Next Season
The Trump Administration Is Neutering the Endangered Species Act Its proposal is supposed to sound common-sense. But it prioritizes industry over wildlife.
Repeat After Me: Facebook Is an Ad Business Of course Mark Zuckerberg congratulated President-elect Trump.
The Angle: Want to Believe Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on incel memes, curbside real estate, and Trump’s delusions.
The “Double Negative” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Trump’s meeting with Putin, the latest Russia-investigation indictments, and Democrats in 2020.
Trump Invited Putin to Visit the White House This Fall So We Can Do This Whole Dumb Week All Over Again
Why Anti-Abortion Groups Love Arizona’s New Frozen-Embryo Law Pro-lifers are thrilled. Infertility advocates think it’s a portent of a dystopian future.
Making It in Cleveland A citywide art survey in Ohio, a biblical reading on Beyoncé, and the mastery—and misery—of a quality control technician.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Art-Gallery Dupe Regrets Nothing (Except Her Dress) “I just don’t take myself as seriously as the politicians.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Directorial Debut Will Unite Talent From Rent, Dear Evan Hansen, and Hamilton
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Blockchain Baby Names” Edition Slate’s parenting podcast on what to do when your son’s friends call him a girl.