Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals
This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
Transgender Muslim Told She’s Not Woman Enough to Pray in the Mosque’s Women’s Section
“Screams” Is the Blood-Curdling Supercut Tribute Wes Craven Deserves
The Top 10 Movie Villains of All Time, in One Video Countdown
Video Shows Inmate Dying of Diabetes Complications in Rikers as Guards Did Nothing
Flash Might Really Be Dead This Time
A Bucolic New York Farm Aims to Recruit Veterans to Help Fix the U.S. Farming Crisis
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions?
The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Donald Trump Loves to Insult China and Mexico. Here’s How They Feel About Him.
Animals That Scientists Thought Never, Ever Have Sex Actually Do Have Sex
Eddie Redmayne Plays Transgender Artist Lili Elbe in the First Trailer for The Danish Girl
Donald Trump Isn’t the GOP’s Biggest Problem
The trouble is that the party still doesn’t have a plausible champion waiting in the wings.
College Students Now Prefer Daily Toke to Daily Smoke, Research Says
Kentucky Clerk Defies Court Order, Refuses to Issue Marriage License to Gay Couple
Photographing London During an Era That Defined What It Means to Be Cool
It’s Just That Feeling
Our irrationally intense fear of face-identifying technology is holding us back.
Gawker’s Plan to Keep Social Media From Ruling Its Business
Disturbing Video Shows Police Shooting of Man Who Appears to Have Arms Raised
The Limits of Language
Wittgenstein explains why we always misunderstand one another on the Internet.
When the Sky—or a Small Piece of It, Anyway—Fell Over Hawaii
Take a Good Look
Fine art has never been more democratic or accessible than today.
Pass/Fail Earns an A-Plus
High schools should offer one of the greatest perks of college.
You Look Just Like Her
Prudie counsels a woman whose husband wants her to dress up during sex—as someone they know.
As a Sweater-Vest-Wearing Lesbian, I Stick Out Like a Sore Thumb in Tennessee. I Hate It.
Where in the World?
Why everyone should take a geography class, especially now.
The Shocking History of My People and My State
I didn’t think racism was much of a problem until I took ethnic studies.
Quentin Tarantino: The Complete Syllabus of His Influences and References
Why Should People Care About the Greek Crisis?
Party Like It’s 1989
Why are so many of 2015’s biggest pop stars channeling the sound of the 1980s?
Peter Zizzo and the Price of Perfect Pitch
The award-winning songwriter and producer talks about wanting the success to be real this time around.
Running Tally of the Best Hillary Clinton Emails From the Latest State Department Release
Watch Hannibal’s Title Sequence Remade in the Style of Friends’ Opening Credits
Iceland Caps Syrian Refugees at 50; More Than 10,000 People Respond With Support for Syrian Refugees
Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Gay Clerk Kim Davis’ Emergency Application
Don’t Say Cheese
Lifelong punk rocker Colin Atrophy Hagendorf tells us about his quixotic quest to sample a slice from every pizza place in Manhattan.
Donald Trump Hits Jeb Bush With Nasty "Willie Horton"-Style Attack Ad
Record-Setting Hurricanes Keep Coming. It’s Only Going to Get Worse.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Grab the Stick and Run Like Hell Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on colleges fining players, 81-year-old track star Irene Obera, and the new season of Hard Knocks.
Mardy Fish Returns to the U.S. Open Years After Anxiety Attack, Wins in First Round