Microsoft Is Buying Minecraft for $2.5 Billion, but Its Founder Is Leaving
The XX Factor
Here's Why Victims of Sexual Assault Don't Go to the Police
Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos
Subtle cues from FedEx, Amazon, and others.
Campaign Ad Praises Senator for Supporting a Project That He Voted Against Actually Funding
Movie With Black Stars Makes More Money Than White People in Hollywood Expected. Again.
A Thousand-Dollar Bill
The Supreme Court is wrong about the influence you can buy with less than $5,200.
Why Does English Use "Iambic Pentameter" and Other Greek Poetic Terms?
Childish Gambino Trades in Rapping for Crooning on the Great ’80s-Tinged “Sober”
Hillary Clinton Joins the Elite Club of Politicians Giving Unsatisfying Answers to DREAMers
The Hidden Beauty of New York City’s Basements
How to Pack More Podcasts in Your Life
Start with the shower.
Adrian Peterson to Return Next Week, Say Minnesota Vikings
Watch John Oliver Make a Love Actually–Style Plea for Scotland to Stay With England
Katniss Is a Reluctant Hero in the New Hunger Games Trailer
After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales
The XX Factor
“Love” Is Not a Defense for Beating Your Child
Morgan Freeman Being Inspirational Will Get You Through Another Week
Twenty-One Months’ Worth of Rain in Two Days for Baja California
The Rare, Iconic Design Guide Behind New York City Subway Signs Returns to Print
The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4
A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Urban Outfitters Sells Kent State Sweatshirt Splattered With Fake Blood
Poll: More Voters Trust Republicans to Fight Terror Than Ever Before
The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive (Photo)
Does Scottish Independence Make Economic Sense?
Slate Money on Scotland’s referendum, a banking regulation’s impact on infrastructure, and how education affects earnings.
So 200 Reporters Walk Into a Field in Iowa ...
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So We Read On
Maureen Corrigan discusses her new book at Politics & Prose.
Watch Conan O’Brien Sing the Monorail Song
Techno Sapiens: The Tacocopter Edition
A Future Tense podcast about whether machines will solve our problems, or make them worse.
Those Frigid Cold Snaps and Lingering Weather Patterns Have Now Been Linked to Global Warming
A Little Bit Softer Now, a Little Bit Softer Now …
The sad, gradual decline of the fade-out in popular music.
Watch Michael Winslow Perform Every Part of “Whole Lotta Love” With Just His Voice
When Abuse Is Not Abuse
Don’t expect Adrian Peterson to go to prison. In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
Liberal Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders May Run for President in 2016 as Democrat
North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old American to Six Years of Hard Labor
The Crumbling and Abandoned Remains of Italy’s Once-Grand Discotheques
Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime
It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
Because Why Not: A Volcano Tornado (Video)
Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute
Mark Sanford’s Fiancée Surprised by his Facebook Post Announcing Breakup
ISIS Releases Video Showing Beheading of British Aid Worker David Haines