John Oliver Created a Summer Blockbuster to Make You Care About Our Infrastructure
Tricking the Witch
A newly discovered fairy tale by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth.
Did Amazon Sink the Queen of Online Erotica?
How to Foam Your Own Milk
In under a minute.
How to Mess With Surveillance
Why you should search for random people on Facebook, and other tips.
What Are Cultural Faux Pas When Working at Star Trek’s Starfleet?
The Week in Political Buffoonery
Meet One of New York’s Only Two Female Ironworkers
What’s attractive and challenging about joining an all-male field.
The Walking Dead Podcast
Listen to an early release of Slate's recap of Episode 12, "Remember."
L.A. Police Caught on Video Shooting Homeless Man to Death
The Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 9
The “let us chum one another” edition.
This Essay Was Due 25 Years Ago
The role of shame in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and the force of shame in my life.
Watch the Women of SNL Embrace Sara Bareilles and Say What They Want to Say
Scott Walker Flip-Flops on Immigration: “My View Has Changed”
The anti-death penalty crowd has a tough sell at CPAC.
Tens of Thousands March in Moscow to Remember Murdered Putin Critic
Carly Rae Jepsen Achieves the Impossible, Makes a Song Catchier Than “Call Me Maybe”
Air Marshals Behaving Badly
And more investigative reporting, as rounded up by ProPublica.
Watch Dakota Johnson Join ISIS in This Divisive SNL Sketch
Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga Take a Dip in Icy Lake Michigan for Polar Plunge
This New York City Neighborhood Was “Invisible” in the ’80s
Almost Half of Voters Say GOP Shouldn’t Have Invited Netanyahu to Congress
Every Shot on House of Cards Looks the Same
How to compose a House of Cards shot: blue up front, yellow in back.
Science Dorks Battle It Out on SciShow Quiz Show
What Happens When You Copy or Scan a Mirror?
Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll for Third Time
How George Lois, ’60s Ad Man and Art Director, May Be the Real-Life Don Draper
The Letter of the Law
Two perspectives on the Supreme Court case that could bring the Affordable Care Act to its knees.
Boehner’s Last Stand?
Will the DHS funding showdown threaten John Boehner’s speakership?
Killing a Dissident’s Dream
Boris Nemtsov was brusque, impatient, and rejected everything that Vladimir Putin represents.
Watch Kanye West Sing “Only One” in a Beam of Light on a Norwegian-Swedish Talk Show
Murdered Russian Opposition Leader Was Planning to Release Information on Ukraine Conflict
One Billion Young People Risk Hearing Loss Due to Loud Music
Autopsy of Teen Killed by Denver Police Appears to Contradict Official Account
Snapchat's Ambitious Plan to Become More Powerful Than TV
Who Was the Better Tocqueville? Karl Ove Knausgaard, Bernard-Henri Lévy, or Stephen Fry?
The Rain Bomb
How a “microburst” fell from the sky in Australia.
Tickets to Space
The Shiny New Things Edition
Slate Money on the new Panoply podcast network, Google’s new headquarters, and students taking a stand against college debt.
Venmo Issues Apology for Security Shortcomings