From Carson’s Couch to Nixon’s Enemies List David Steinberg’s satirical comedy got him on the Tonight Show more than 100 times and led Nixon to hire professional hecklers.
Donald Trump Is a Conservative Media Creation The real estate mogul’s racist and xenophobic message is a product of years of race-baiting from right-wing media.
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Runaway Potting Shed Edition Slate’s sports podcast on the Golden State Warriors, legal troubles for daily fantasy sports, and rugby legend Jonah Lomu.
Fighting the Last War Robert Kagan’s ideas for defeating ISIS and restoring world order are sheer fantasy.
There’s Going to Be a Book About Adnan Syed From Serial Rabia Chaudry, who brought the case to Sarah Koenig, is writing it.
In a First, Two Trans Actresses Are Going for the Oscar—But Will the Academy Accept Them as Women?
“Where the Whole World Meets in a Single Nest” The history behind a misguided campus debate over yoga and “cultural appropriation.”
Roll Over, Tchaikovsky Prudie advises a letter writer whose granddaughter refuses to see The Nutcracker.
Help! I Can’t Get Enough Dear Prudence. Prudie answers more of your questions, only for Slate Plus members.
Why Ted Cruz Is Suddenly Distancing Himself From Donald Trump The Texas senator is positioning himself as the reasonable alternative.
Does Being a Good Cop Mean Frequently Getting Accused of Misconduct? The dangerous logic of police officers who say, “If you’re not getting complaints, you’re not working.”
Watch H. Jon Benjamin Record a Whole Jazz Album on the Piano Even Though He Can’t Play the Piano
The Case for Nancy Lieberman If it were just a matter of résumé, she’d be an NBA head coach in no time.
Department Stores Need a Christmas Miracle But this year, it’s not just Macy’s. Fancy chains like Nordstrom and Saks are ailing too.
Does the First Amendment Protect Professionals? The bizarre case law that upholds free speech courts like and bans speech they don’t.
The “Successively Bad Smoothies” Bonus Segment How did John Dickerson prepare for his role as the moderator of the second Democratic debate?
The “How Does the Head of HR Work?” Edition What do you get wrong about your boss, and what does your boss get wrong about you?