Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Free His Inner Otter on the Graham Norton Show
Best of Slate Podcasts
The Best of Slate Podcasts
Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
Erykah Badu Reunites With André 3000 on Dreamy Ballad “Hello”
France Uses Emergency Laws to Place Climate Activists Under House Arrest
Republican Congressman Blasts Planned Parenthood on TV During Shooting
Anti-Abortion Terrorism Must Be Stopped
As a physician, I worry about patients.
The Good Dinosaur Squandered 66 Million Years of Evolutionary History
David Tennant Explained Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity for Its 100th Anniversary
Obama Calls for More Gun Control After Planned Parenthood Shooting: “Enough is Enough”
The Water Bear’s Secret
The only animal that can survive in space has seriously weird DNA.
The Creepiest Book of the Year Imagines a World Without Sleep
Support for Trump Plunges 12 Points: Did The Donald Finally Go Too Far?
You Just Never Know How a Uvula Will Affect Your Life
How Do Collectors Establish Relationships With Auction Houses?
The Eternally Thankful Edition
Slate Money shares what we’re grateful for this year, including insurance, index funds, and … McDonald’s.
Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting: Three Killed, Nine Injured
Is Social Acceptance Making LGBTQ Movies Square and Stodgy?
A Walkable Map of the World, Made From Soil and Stone by One Man
You Must Remember This
Portrait of Jennie
The terrible doomed romance of David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones.
What Happened at Slate This Week?
Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City
Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
Black Friday: Watch a Woman Steal From a Child and Shoppers Punch Each Other
Black Friday… on Mars
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS
The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
The Craziest Endings in College Football History
After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.
Donald Trump Denies Mocking Reporter, Accuses him of “Grandstanding” on Disability
Will Amazon Handmade Be the End of Etsy?
Everything You Need to Know About Espresso
It’s not a bean, and it’s not supposed to be bitter.
Live at Politics & Prose
Cooking, Culture, and the Signature Flavors of Otto
Yotam Ottolenghi talks food sustainability and his new book Nopi with Ramael Scully and Jeffrey Goldberg.
The “Thousands Were Cheering” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about Donald Trump lying uncontrollably, the backlash against Syrian refugees, and Princeton University’s potentially erasing Woodrow Wilson’s name from its campus.
The Unmitigated Inanity of Cyber Monday
The dumbest fake holiday of the year.
Why Florida Fans Think FSU Fans Are Dumb
How in-state college football rivalries became a form of class warfare.
The Short, Sad, Stupid Story of the Last Tree of Ténéré
Avoid Overeating at Thanksgiving by Ditching Your Serving Tongs and Good China
This Is What the 21st-Century Family Looks Like
Slate Voice: “If It Happened There,” Thanksgiving Edition
Josh Keating reads his piece on America’s annual festival pilgrimage.
White or Dark, but Never Scrambled
Why don’t Americans eat turkey eggs?
The Reading List
Stories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 23.
Watch People Listen Nervously as Their Partners Describe Their Sleep Habits