The Evolution of Chris Christie
He was once the establishment candidate. Now he’ll be whatever it takes to stay in the race.
Game, Set, and (Fixed) Match
Pro tennis has a match-fixing problem in its lower ranks.
Missouri Candidate for Governor Dead From Gunshot Wound in Apparent Suicide
The Quiet Dignity of Bears
Do bears enter human communities because they’re being pushed out of their natural habitats, or because our garbage is tasty?
No, Madonna’s Fall Did Not Make Her Seem More “Human”
Obama and Biden Skipping AIPAC, Sending Power and Rice Instead
Modern Family’s iPhone Episode Was a Feat of Storytelling
Watch Inhofe Throw a Snowball on the Senate Floor to Disprove Global Warming
The Enormous Black-White Wealth Gap Is Getting Even Wider
Judge Overturns Adrian Peterson’s Suspension
The Snowdenites Are Winning
Opponents of surveillance have gained the upper hand. And like gun-rights activists, they don’t need a majority to keep it.
Did This Russian Oligarch Come Up With Putin’s Ukraine Strategy?
What’s so Canadian about Drake? Our Toronto-based music critic offers his own views from the 6.
Barnes & Noble’s College Bookstores Are Becoming Their Own Business
Ben Carson Supporters Passing Out a Fake Alexis de Tocqueville Quote at CPAC
Convince Millennials to Pay for Tinder? Please.
Let’s Make a Deal
A startup helps stores like Bloomingdale’s and Whole Foods give suspected shoplifters a choice: Pay $320, or we’ll call the cops.
Internet, Divided Over Net Neutrality, Unites Over Llamas
Argentine Judge Rules That Criminal Investigation Into the President Is Unwarranted
Disabled by Design
How a lack of imagination in technology keeps the world inaccessible to huge numbers of people.
Chickpea Waffles Sound Weird. They Taste Amazing.
The Incredibly Creative Sore Losers on Net Neutrality
Cherry Factory Owner Commits Suicide After Getting Caught Running Marijuana Business
The Further This Line Falls, the More Money Companies Are Going to Have to Pay Their Workers
What We Talk About When We Talk About Aaron Schock
Jeb Bush Backers Are Busing Supporters From K Street to CPAC
What Happened to Crime Photography?
D.C. Shrugs Off GOP Threats, Legalizes Recreational Weed Anyway
This Striking Mexican Beach Is Hidden in a Hole
ISIS Releases Video Showing Destruction of Priceless Artifacts
For Women in Tech, Silicon Valley Is Way Worse Than D.C., New Orleans, and Kansas City
Bespoke Health Care
Precision medicine won’t work without precision questions.
Maps to the Stars
Recalibrate your disgust-o-meter for David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire.
This Wondrous Dutch Light Installation Mimics the Northern Lights
Why It’s Slatesters, not Slate-sters
Overheard on email: Slate’s copy desk rounds up its February style and grammar rulings.
The Most Important DHS Fight Is Now a GOP-Only Affair
Kepler-432b: A Doomed Planet Orbiting a Doomed Star
The Americans Star Matthew Rhys Talks KGB Sex Training and the Perfect Creepy Wig
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Call Your Mom Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to raise generous kids and calling your mom.
Foreign-Service Rules For Handling a Visit From William Faulkner