What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Take a Picture. It’ll Last Longer. An experimental philosopher’s project to document 100 or even 1,000 years of change with a single photograph.
Ringling Brothers Says It Will Stop Using Elephants in Its Circus Act After Years of Animal-Abuse Allegations
Inside Job Why American vet Elliott Ackerman wrote about insider attacks from the Afghan perspective in his novel, Green on Blue.
Pregnant Workers’ Rights It’s illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. But employers often do.
DoubleX Gabfest: The Moody Bitches Edition Listen to Slate’s show about the new book, Moody Bitches.
Teachers Are Constantly Bombarded With New Reforms Only to See Them Abandoned. Why Even Try?
Saving Dogs From Winter Snow and Ice Local news stations report on owners and first responders pulling pups to safety.
A Firm Odor Secretly recorded lab footage shows test subjects sniffed their hands after handshakes.
Red Summer In 1919, white Americans visited awful violence on black Americans. So black Americans decided to fight back.
Ferguson’s True Criminals The city’s police, city, and courts unjustly targeted blacks with a violation of their most basic rights.
He Stared Down the Soviets A veteran of the Pentagon and State Department on the possibility of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program and the impact of Bibi Netanyahu’s speech before Congress.
“It Was Him” During opening statements, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney admits his guilt and looks toward sparing his life.
Supreme Court Dispatches
High Drama for Obamacare at the High Court Scalia and Kagan are feisty; Kennedy gives hope to people who care about affordable care.
Will Kennedy Save Obamacare? If he does, it will be in deference to a conservative principle that could reshape American jurisprudence and lawmaking.
Stop Calling Children’s Gun Deaths “Accidental” They’re the fault of criminally negligent parents and guardians—who must be prosecuted.
Right-Wing Attorney Larry Klayman Will Use the Email Scandal to Bury the Clintons At Last