Awkward Silence Is Our Polio
When Alexandra Petri decided to become a writer, she worried that she wasn’t interesting enough. Her solution? Craigslist.
Whole Foods Is Sorry It Systematically Lied About Some of Its Prices
The Landscape of Civil War Commemoration
How, when, and where the North and South memorialize the conflict.
The Google Labs You Should Be Using
Last week, the undo send shortcut went from Google Lab to standard feature. Here's what should go next.
The Terminator Franchise, Diagrammed With Straws
Adidas: Seriously Guys, Golf Is a Sport
Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb Announces Presidential Run, Fails to Clarify He’s a Democrat
What We Like Right Now
Our favorite picks for the week of June 29, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Magic Mike XXL Has Something to Show Its Gay Fans
After Online Criticism, Sister of Charleston Shooter Cancels Wedding Fundraiser
Companies That Exploit Unpaid Interns Just Won a Huge Victory at Court
Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel Is a Superstar
Your July Fourth inspiration has arrived.
The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace
Could China or Russia Bail Out Greece if Europe Won’t?
Put the Pumpkin in the Boat
A new dictionary of prison slang.
Woman Dies From Measles
A Detailed Statistical Analysis of the Man Meat Exposed in Each Magic Mike Film
The Breakfast Table
Supreme Court Breakfast Table
The biggest surprises of this term.
Try, Try Again
The most outrageous decision of this Supreme Court term.
Watch Elizabeth Warren Slam a College-Accrediting Council President for His Role in Approving Fraud
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
The Digital Demagogue
The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.
McDonald’s “First” Store Is Actually Its Ninth, but It’s Still a Great Museum
Read Joe Biden’s Inspiring 1994 Note to a Boy With a Stutter
England’s Response to Laura Bassett’s Own Goal Nightmare Offers Lesson for Men’s Sports
Stephen Colbert Interviewed Eminem on a Small-Town Public Access Cable Show
Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” Video Is Very Literal, Very Cinematic, Very NSFW
Paris Is Building Its Tallest Skyscraper in 40 Years
Welcome to the Dystopian Future. Bubble Wrap Is No Longer Poppable.
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Pulse?
Some in Congress and the private sector want to spend a lot of time—and money—preparing for the threat of electro magnetic pulse weapons. But is that the right priority?
The Heat Is On
Climate change will make deadly heat waves like Pakistan’s and Europe’s worse than ever.
A Libertarian Professor’s Incomprehensible, Inaccurate, Embarrassing Critique of Obergefell
BP Agrees to $18.7 Billion Payout for Deadly 2010 Oil Spill
The New Trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Promises So, So Many Cameos
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Dad and Dad Are Fighting Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast on gay parenting, marriage equality, and the difficulties of taking parenting advice.
Will We Really Ever Beam Anyone Up?
Why the Brouhaha Over the New York Times’ Pea Guacamole Recipe Went All the Way to Obama
The Most Exciting Part of the Tour de France Is the People Who Watch It
I Said Go, Go, Go
Like its subject and her music, Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary is soulful, joyful, tragic.