Dodge, Distance, and Distract Facebook’s evasive response to a damning New York Times investigation mostly served to prove the story’s claims.
Do New Yorkers Even Want Amazon’s 25,000 Jobs? Even in prosperous times, the city is getting harder to live in—and it’s not clear how HQ2 will help.
Cult Classic Sex, money, and body branding—if all cults are the same, NXIVM still stands apart in its darker details.
Bush v. Gore Is Back In a cosmic, cursed twist, this year’s Florida recount could hinge on the meaning of the most notorious Supreme Court decision of the 2000s.
How to Protect Yourself When a Wildfire Approaches In the wake of California’s devastating fires, it’s worth taking some time to make a plan.
The Angle: The Note It Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on Michelle Obama’s memoir, doctors and the gun debate, and My Brilliant Friend.
The New Fantastic Beasts Is So Bad It Actually Makes the Other Books and Movies Worse What a magic trick!
The “House Speaker John Lewis” Edition The Political Gabfest discusses the Florida recount, what House Democrats should prioritize during the new session, and the legal challenge to Trump’s appointment of Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Facebook’s PR Firm Used a Conservative News Site to Lavishly Praise the Social Network—and Fiercely Attack Its Rivals
Two Navy SEALs, Two Marines Charged With Killing Green Beret Who Reportedly Discovered They Were Bringing Prostitutes to Their Safe House
Settlers, Unsettled A haunting opera about Homestead Act settlers, plus new leads in the Gardner Museum heist, a “White Album” obsessive, and a Buffalo Tom member’s day job in the leafy suburbs.
Why Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Is Her First No. 1 Song The single’s chart-topping success is the culmination of years of resilience in the face of tragedy and heartbreak.
Medicare for All Turned Out to Be a Winning Issue in the Midterms Or at least it wasn’t toxic in the swing districts where progressives pulled off crucial wins.
What Michelle Obama’s Candor About IVF Means to Black Women For women of color like me who have faced infertility, her decision to open up about this was a revelation.
Democrats Have Made One Thing Very Clear About 2020: They’re Over White Men Or, why Kamala Harris looks like a likely nominee.
Trump to Nominate Mar-a-Lago Club Member and Handbag Designer to be Ambassador to South Africa
U.S. Sanctions Suspects in Khashoggi Killing as Saudi Arabia Tries Desperately to Keep Crisis Away From Crown Prince
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Grandma’s Baggage” Edition Slate’s parenting podcast on the complexities of child-grandma relations.
Maine Just Made History With a Better Way to Hold Elections (and an Adorable Livestream)
Keurig’s New Drinkworks Home Bar Is Perfect for the G&T Lover Who Can’t Be Bothered to Mix Gin With Tonic
My Brilliant Friend The HBO adaptation scrubs off the books’ girl-power sheen and returns them to the gritty streets of Naples.
Will This Daily Show PSA on “Presidential Harassment” Prove That Trump Is a Victim After All? Spoiler alert: no.
Federal Judge Trolls Marco Rubio, Rules Florida Must Let Voters Correct Alleged “Signature Mismatches”
Doctors Actually Have a Chance to Upend the Gun Debate Yes, #ThisIsMyLane is just a hashtag. But there’s a long precedent of public health action behind it.
Netflix’s New Thriller Is Like Black Mirror for Cam Girls But Cam’s most provocative striptease is its slow reveal of the realities of the profession.
Who’s Behind That Beard? Historians are using facial recognition software to identify people in Civil War photographs.
Venezuela Shows Us How China Is Starting to Export Its Authoritarian Surveillance Tech A new report detailing how ZTE is helping Venezuela build high-tech tools to monitor its citizens should serve as a warning.
The “Why Is No One Having Sex Anymore?” Edition The Waves on the sex recession, the right’s weaponization of #MeToo, and white women as a voting bloc.