Why Are Mint Condition Comic Books So Expensive?
Now Stare. Don’t Stop.
The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
Something Vast and Cold Lurks Beneath the Surface of Titan's Lakes
Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation
Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
The Daydream Disorder
Is sluggish cognitive tempo a disease or disease mongering?
New York City to End Use of Solitary Confinement on Juveniles
“Everything Must Change in Italy”
An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Iceland Announces Men-Only U.N. Conference to Address Gender Equality
The XX Factor
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can't Even Say Her Name.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
This Month the U.S. Could Pass Saudi Arabia as the World’s Biggest Petroleum Producer
Louisiana Isn’t Boot-Shaped Anymore
The Gist on how erosion is literally changing the map of the Pelican State.
We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
The CIA Still Redacts How Much It Paid for PCs in 1987
Salman Rushdie, Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, and Many More on Their Favorite Simpsons Episodes
Why Do Some People Need More Sleep Than Others?
The science of “short sleepers.”
White House Intruder Said to Have Been Captured at Door Actually Ran Into East Room
The Strange Thing David Fincher Does With the “Cool Girl” Speech in Gone Girl
Your Facebook Data Is About to Start Following You Everywhere You Go
The Aftershocks of Colonialism
Africa’s postcolonial recovery and the problem with how it’s covered.
Barry Bonds Finally Admits to Glassing
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The These Are My Bosses Edition
Slate’s sports podcast on ESPN suspending Bill Simmons, the Kansas City Royals making the playoffs, and Brady Hoke mishandling a possible concussion.
U.K. Pol Resigns After Reportedly Sending “X-Rated” Pic to Reporter Posing as Young Woman
Amazing Images From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters take to the streets, with firm grips on their rights and their umbrellas.
Why the New York City Greenmarket Is Great for Small Farms
How Do You Get a Paper Plane to Fly for 81 Miles?
It helps to get a weather balloon involved.
The Lonely Teetotaler
Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
Want to Be Stinking Rich? Major in Economics.
Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.
At Least 38 Pa. Attorney General’s Office Employees Sent or Received Porn on Work Email
The XX Factor
Do Not Fear California’s New Affirmative Consent Law
What Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour can’t teach us about women in TV news.
Free "Tudoring" and a Moist Owlet: The 5 Different T Sounds in English
Pride: A Heartbreaking British Comedy About the Time Gays and Miners Worked Together
North Korea Issues Cellphone Etiquette Guide
Drinking 5,600 Beers a Day Could Make You Smarter