The One Truly Good Joke in Get Hard Underlines What’s Wrong With All the Awful Ones
Apple Charges $1.29 for Ringtone Songs
Here’s how to install them for free.
NCAA Is “Concerned” About Indiana LGBT Discrimination Law
The HTML Tags the New York Times, CNN Use During Tragedies
Best Loss Ever
A Duke-hating aficionado’s guide to the sweetest Blue Devils tournament defeats of all time.
Federal Agency Issues Report on Cartel-Funded DEA “Sex Parties”
A cheap and cheerful guide to domestic charm.
Devout Christians Protest Indiana’s New Anti-Gay Law. We Need More Of This.
Triumphs and Fails
How to Throw Middle Child Syndrome Out the Door
Parenting triumphs on paying attention to your middle child and fails on coaching your child softball with frustration.
Cory Booker and Newt Gingrich Want to Redefine What Is Considered a “Violent” Crime
The XX Factor
Arizona Wants Doctors to Tell Patients that Abortions Can Be “Reversed”
Giant Leap: The Race to Mars and Back—a Future Tense Event
Watch: A White Cop and an Unarmed Black Man Brawl in Run the Jewels’ New Video
Having one pilot in the cockpit might be scarier than having none.
What We Know and Don’t Know About the Apparently Deliberate Crash of Flight 4U 9525
When Deciding Gay Marriage, SCOTUS Should Listen to John Roberts’ Confirmation Hearing
Ted Cruz Is No Ronald Reagan
The Texas senator has little in common with the conservative icon from California.
Congressional Republicans Are Risking the Internet Economy
The Death of the Bracketmaster
A fond farewell to the ink-stained wretch who used to run your NCAA pool.
This Is How to Sell Flowers in Kolkata
The hottest moves from NCAA coaches and players.
Worst Ref Ever
The plight of the college basketball referee.
A Provocative New Plan to Reduce the Prison Population
And why the left hates it.
Why UNLV’s nearly undefeated team was better than Kentucky.
The Detail-Obsessed Designers Who Recreate the ’80s for The Americans
What We Like Right Now
Our favorite picks for the week of March 23, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Tampon Falling Out of Your Ear” Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on a revolutionary new sex ed class and how to ask other parents about guns in their homes.
View From Chicago
Should Charity Be Logical?
Donating to Little League does not make you a moral monster.
How ’80s Cult Hit Moonlighting Laid the Groundwork for Community
The Heidelberg Tun Was Once a Repository for Tax Wine
What Meals Would You Stash Away for the Apocalypse?
French Authorities Believe Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed Flight 4U 9525
Why Genius Annotations Are Not the Storytelling Tool of the Future
Two Songs of Place and Displacement
Jacques Roumain’s “Guinea” and Giovan Francesco Vitale’s “Rome” imagine their settings as living things in history.
What Was It Like to Witness the Rumble in the Jungle?
The Catastrophe That Must Not Be Named
To B-Cup or Not to B-Cup
My college-bound daughter is ashamed of her small breasts. Should I offer to pay for a boob job?
I teach human evolution at the University of Kentucky. There are some students I’ll never reach.
The Cost of a Miscarriage
Women need more options when dealing with the emotional—and financial—cost of a lost pregnancy.
Saudi Arabia Launches Airstrikes Against Rebels in Yemen