Hillary’s Bubbles Why Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Be Very Afraid of Ticks The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family.
College Students Are Not Customers This idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
The XX Factor
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
ISIS Has Taken Credit for Today’s Attack on Saudi Shiites, but the Saudi Government Is Also Partly to Blame
Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.
Inside Higher Ed
Doing Their Fair Share? The Harvards of the world are awash in public funds for low-income students. Why aren’t they doing more to enroll them?
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
The Musical Omnivore’s Dilemma Jim O’Rourke helped take the guilt out of the “guilty pleasure.” On his new album, he returns to find that pop has moved beyond it.
The “Osama Bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Osama Bin Laden’s reading list, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” and gender dynamics on Capitol Hill and the Upper East Side.
Honeybees at a Crossroads Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.
Live at Politics & Prose
Mona Eltahawy: Women Are Fighting Two Revolutions The author discusses her new book at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
Someone Mashed Up Mad Max and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Because Females Are Strong As Hell