Inside the Box
People don’t actually like creativity.
Congratulations! It’s a Bouncing Baby Neutron Star!
A Jewish parent's guide to Christmas specials.
The Slate Quiz
Play the Slate News Quiz
With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Go Ahead, Politicize Mandela
Celebrating Mandela in Song
Slatest PM: Nelson Mandela Dies
Lots of People Are Tweeting a Fake Nelson Mandela Quote
Watch Nelson Mandela's Speech After His Release From Prison in 1990
Inside Llewyn Davis
A journey back to Greenwich Village’s folk heyday with the freeflowin’ brothers Coen.
Google Just Got a Little Less Evil
Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
A life in photographs.
Nelson Mandela’s human flaws, desires, and compromises—as much as his idealism and ability to forgive—helped to make him great.
Watch an 80-Minute Concert Film From Nine Inch Nails
How Do Soldiers Prepare for Deployment to a War Zone?
When Bob Dylan Read From “The Waste Land”
Why William Bratton Is the Wrong Man to Lead the New York Police Department
Do Older Countries Care More About the Environment?
The Fantastically Tiny Amount Spotify Pays Artists Per Song (CHARTS)
Russian Diplomats Charged With Scamming Medicaid System
“Natural Hitter My Ass”
The perfect swing and complicated life of Ted Williams.
Live on Air! The Really-It’s-Happening-Right-Now Gabfest.
Watch a live stream of the taping of this week’s Slate Political Gabfest.
What We Can Learn From How 1 Million People Died in India
Star Florida State Quarterback Will Not Be Charged With Rape
To the Moon
Japan’s Shimizu Corporation wants a ring of solar panels on the moon.
Inside Llewyn Davis Is the Seventh-Best Coen Brothers Movie
Oh, Amazon? Birds Are Going to Attack Those Delivery Drones.
Harvard Students Probably Deserve Their A-Minuses—And That's The Problem
An Ominous New Ad Commemorates the Anniversary of Newtown
Why Obama Uses a BlackBerry, Not an iPhone
Looking Past the Stereotypes of Haiti
Watch the Video That Precipitated Aaron Swartz’s Downfall
Who Gets to Be Poor?
A viral essay shows that we’re confused about the difference between “downwardly mobile” and “impoverished.”
NORAD's Fighter Escort for Santa: Another Example of Wasteful Government Spending
Monogamy Doesn’t Make Unprotected Anal Sex Safe
Twitter Cracks Down on Terrorists
Dan Kois’ Favorite Books of 2013
Slate’s books editor on the 15 novels, memoirs, stories, and comics that delighted him the most this year.
Inside Higher Ed
It's Not Just Football
Other college athletes are actually more likely to suffer concussions.
Wandering Through a Roman Emperor's (Digitally) Reconstructed Villa
Hadrian’s digs, 2,000 years later.