Stories of the Conservative Purge
What Was Nelson Mandela Like in Person?
The Evangelical Celebrity Machine
Janet Mefferd accused pastor Mark Driscoll of plagiarism then deleted all her proof. Why’d she back down?
95 Percent of Languages Aren’t Going to Make it on the Internet
Stanley Fischer Likely to Be Tapped as Fed Vice Chair
A 10-Month-Old’s Christmas List
Dear Santa: Here is everything this adorable baby wants to unwrap and put in his adorable mouth.
Want to Give Away Baked Goods as Holiday Gifts? Here’s What to Make.
The Next Silicon Valley
With half a billion users, this Chinese social network is poised to overtake Facebook. Will Americans join the conversation?
The Culture Gabfest “All That Chintz” Edition
Slate’s Culture Gabfest on Inside Llewyn Davis, the threat of “smarm,” and “Interwoven Globe” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The XX Factor
California Arrests the Owner of a Revenge Porn Site. Other States Should Follow Its Lead.
Republicans Not Yet Calling for the Head of Paul Ryan
There’s a New Addition to the Christmas Song Canon. It Comes From an Unlikely Source.
Do All Creatures Deteriorate With Age?
No. Just ask the desert tortoise.
Dear Prudence: Office Bra Etiquette
Should I be working harder to hide my straps?
The Man Most Likely to Be India's Next Prime Minister Is Banned From Traveling to America
How to Balance the Budget While Slashing Taxes
Restrictive Zoning Promotes Racial Segregation
Why Are Pilot Whales Dying in the Florida Keys?
At least 22 are dead and 29 are still missing on the edge of Everglades National Park.
When When Harry Met Sally Met The Mindy Project
John Boehner Has Had It up to Here With These Outside Groups
The Mushroom Hunters of Oregon's Cascade Range
Photographer Tells the Story Behind Obama's Three-Way Selfie
Turn Your Living Room Into a Luxury Car Showroom
The Army's Advice to Soldiers Headed for the Korean War: "Respect Your Allies"
A Titanic Crescent Vortex Lit by the Sun
The Long-Term Unemployed Are Doomed
The Surreal Turquoise Landscape of an Alaskan Ice Cave
Obamacare Enrollment Doubled in November, but Still Far Short of Pre-Launch Projections
Stream the Hypnotic New EP From Burial
The Enlightened Manager
The Double Bacon Extra Cheese Problem
Consumers are embarrassed by their predilections. Eliminate embarrassment, increase sales.
View From Chicago
Stop Fussing Over Personhood
Laws treat corporations (and chimpanzees) as persons because it’s a useful—and often essential—legal fiction.
The Sign Language Interpreter at the Mandela Memorial Was a "Fake"
How GM Avoided the All-Male Leadership Team
Netizen Reporter: Tech Writers Arrested in Iran
34 States, Unite! You Have Nothing to Lose but Your Chains.
Taxation Without Penetration
The GOP has lost its purity on taxes, but the budget deal tries to keep up the façade.
From the Courtroom to the Ballroom: The Most Striking Queer Culture of 2013
Asteroid 2013 XY8 Tumbled By Earth Today
Do Professors Read Their Reviews on Rate My Professors?