Why Cecil Was Such an Important Lion
In videos, photos, and scientific research papers, he was a star.
A Look at the Awesome but Ridiculously Old Technology That Runs the NYC Subway System
The Grandparent Trap
The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.
Europe’s Other Crackdown
Azerbaijan is decimating its human rights activists, and why not? It’s faced almost no consequences for its repression.
Inside Out Director Pete Docter Explains Why Pixar Remade Certain Scenes for Foreign Viewers
Inside Higher Ed
How Unemployment Rates Shift Choices of Majors
When the economy is weak, college students flee liberal arts.
SoulCycle Is Going Public. How Did It Get So Big?
Tech Companies and Carriers Should Be Legally Required to Issue Updates That Fix Security Flaws
What We Like Right Now
Our favorite picks for the week of July 27, curated by Slate writers and editors.
The XX Factor
Dating Tips From Woody Allen
Fox News’ Debate Criteria Are a Total Sham
Turkey’s New Mideast Strategy: Bomb Its Enemy, and Its Enemy’s Enemy
Hear Fiona Apple’s Raucous Cover of “When I Get Low, I Get High” With Members of Nickel Creek
Taliban Replace Their Leader After Confirming He’s Been Dead for Years
The XX Factor
Why Does Every Presidential Campaign Need a “Hairgate”?
The New Black Mass Trailer Offers an Extra Helping of Johnny Depp’s Creepy Whitey Bulger
Federal Judge Says Drug Dog Was a Bad Dog, but Trainer Disagrees: “He’s a Very Good Dog”
No Experience Required
It’s actually not that difficult to protect your digital identity like an expert.
Google Wants to Help You Avoid Annoying Long Lines at Restaurants
Why It’s So Great that “Journey With Cancer” Is Replacing “Battle With Cancer”
Are You a Gentrifier?
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Greenpeace Activists Successfully Blockade Shell Icebreaker Bound for the Arctic
The Trailer for Cary Fukunaga’s New Movie Has More Suspense Than All True Detective Season 2
Six Reported Stabbed at Jerusalem Pride Parade by Extremist Who Did the Same Thing in 2005
Worries About Refugees from Jupiter Led to the Creation of This Small Town Spaceship Port
Why Donald Trump Is Invincible (Right Now)
Why T-Mobile’s Rapid Growth Could Be Great for Everybody’s Phone Bill
A Badger in Poland Drank Too Much Beer
The XX Factor
Planned Parenthood Again on the Defensive After Website Attack
Emma Donoghue’s Room Is Now a Movie, and the Trailer Will Give You Chills
India Will Have More People Than China in Just Seven Years
The Confederate Flag Is Going Out of Business
The Boy Scouts’ New Policy Doesn't Actually Permit Much Anti-Gay Discrimination
Sometimes the Best Photos Are the Ones That Don’t Make It Into Print
Amanda Hess and Troy Patterson chat about rising hemlines, trend pieces, and men’s short shorts.
Confederate Flag Found Near “Black Lives Matter” Poster at MLK Jr.’s Atlanta Church
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reveals How She Would Have Written the Marriage Equality Decision
Here’s Why You Should Use Cornbread in Your Panzanella
Britain, France Point Fingers Over Deadly Migrant Crisis in Channel Tunnel
Rio Olympic Events Will Be Held in Water That Is “Basically Raw Sewage”