Guardians of the Galaxy
Sure, it’s a Marvel spoof from Marvel, but it’s surprisingly light on its feet.
Hallucinatory Portraits That Rethink the Ways We Look at Women
Warning Flyers Rain on Gaza in Surreal Photos
How the NSA Hurts Our Economy, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Policy
Questlove: Remembering Richard Nichols, The Roots’ Longtime Manager and Mentor
The Connected Home May Become the Collected Home
Rosetta Tiptoes Toward a Comet, Starts to See Weirdness
Peace Corps Pulls Volunteers From Countries Involved in Ebola Outbreak
Rand Paul Wants MSNBC “Hacks and Cranks” to Apologize to Him on TV “for 24 Hours”
This Brilliant Amazon Parody Proves That Germans Really Do Have a Sense of Humor
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Slate Staff Call-In Question Extravaganza” Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on custody arrangements, kids’ last names, European nudity, and much more.
Your Work Is Not Your Life
Sex Verification in Women’s Sports Is Humiliating and Unnecessary
The Democratic Party’s Newest Trick for Raising Funds From Supporters: Emojis
Slate Voice: “Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?”
Listen to Katy Waldman read her most popular article from the month of July.
Why Even the Shrunk-Down Republican Border Bill Is Turning Into a Debacle
The New York Times’ Food Section Will Finally Be Called “Food”
We, All of the People
Five lessons from Iceland’s failed experiment in creating a crowdsourced constitution.
Guesthouse of Mirth
Summer entertaining tips from Edith Wharton.
Inside Higher Ed
Does Duolingo Pass the Test?
Carnegie Mellon partners with the language-learning app to make it good enough to prep students for the TOEFL.
What Caused This Weird Crater on the Moon?
My Mother Is a Catfish
My mom is pretending to be a 28-year-old woman on a dating site.
Chance the Rapper Has Made the Arthur Theme Song a Rousing, Soulful Anthem
House Votes for Boehner to Lawyer Up and Sue Obama
Should the Subjects of Temporary Restraining Orders Have Their Guns Taken Away?
Helpful (Non-Southwest) Flight Attendant Reminds Passengers to Flush Drugs Before Landing
Whole Foods Wants to Shake Free of a “Negative Narrative”
Urban Biking: A Love Story
The Gist learns how urban biking can be a gateway drug to healthier living and spandex.
Alabama Utility Regulator Asks Citizens to Pray for Coal Power Plants
Washington Football Team Facts
Everything you need to know about why the nickname has to go.
Pretty Much Everyone Agrees That Bogus Charges on Your Cellphone Bill Need to Stop
According to This Ridiculous Ad, a Silenced Shotgun Is the Best Weapon for Drone Hunting
Lie By Me: Two Women Caught on Tracks Survive Getting Run Over by a Train.
A Dark Theory About the Sudden Impeachmania Outbreak
Ukraine’s War of Independence
Vladimir Putin has unleashed forces that even he can’t control.
It's Flash Flood Season in Colorado, and We May Not Even Know When They Start
An Evil Wind
Will the Americans and Europeans flocking to ISIS return as hardened terrorists?
What Other Psych Experiments Are Companies Secretly Running On You?
Beyond Energy Efficiency
We’re not just reducing demand for electricity—we’re destroying it.
How Can a Gentleman Appear Well-Read?
Advice for would-be bibliophiles.