How Things Break
Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.
Of Course We Should Condemn Josh Duggar. We Should Also Pity Him.
Why Clinton’s longtime friends and confidants pose a special challenge for her presidential ambitions.
Ride Along with the SpaceX Dragon Capsule As It Rockets into the Sky
Be Very Afraid of Ticks
The threat of tick-borne diseases is serious and growing. And you’re probably not doing enough to protect your family.
Who Owns the Software in the Car You Bought?
eBay Joins the Turf War for Amazon Prime Subscribers With Its Own Loyalty Program
Kim Jong-un's Brother Attends Eric Clapton Concert at Royal Albert Hall
College Students Are Not Customers
This idiotic political shorthand needs to die, once and for all.
The XX Factor
It's Not Just Josh Duggar—A String of Sex-Abuse Scandals Have Recently Rocked Christian Fundamentalism
ISIS Has Taken Credit for Today's Attack on Saudi Shiites, but the Saudi Government Is Also Partly To Blame
Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible
Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.
The Best Movies to Watch on Netflix This Weekend Before They Expire in June
How Teachers Would Design a Better System for Evaluating Teachers
A Copenhagen Museum’s Cabinet of Lost Noses
Inside Higher Ed
Doing Their Fair Share?
The Harvards of the world are awash in public funds for low-income students. Why aren’t they doing more to enroll them?
The XX Factor
Hooray! A Birth Control Bill That Won’t Help Any Women Get Birth Control
Michael Sam Signs With Canadian Football League, Season Begins in June
Why are millions of Australian spiders climbing to high points and jumping?
Bill Murray Is Getting His Own Christmas Special on Netflix
Take Your Memorial Day Weekend Cues from These Two Sea Otters
"Caveat Emptor!": The First Anti-Slavery Pamphlet Published in New England
The Kick-Butt World of Cutthroat Compounds
What Happened at Slate This Week?
Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
All Men Must Sing in Coldplay’s Full Game of Thrones Musical
Eiffel Tower Staff Stage Walkout Over Pickpocket Threat
Real-Life Tarot Cards That Celebrate the Power of Creativity in Haiti
The Musical Omnivore’s Dilemma
Jim O’Rourke helped take the guilt out of the “guilty pleasure.” On his new album, he returns to find that pop has moved beyond it.
The “Osama Bin Laden Sure Read Boring Books” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about Osama Bin Laden’s reading list, Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” and gender dynamics on Capitol Hill and the Upper East Side.
A guide to the piña colada, the sweetest, silliest drink of summer.
Honeybees at a Crossroads
Drought, pesticides, diseases—it’s not a good time to be a bee.
A High School Teacher Was Forced to Resign for Sharing an Allen Ginsberg Poem. How Absurd.
Live at Politics & Prose
Mona Eltahawy: Women Are Fighting Two Revolutions
The author discusses her new book at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.
Suspect in D.C. Home-Invasion Quadruple Murder Found, Arrested
Roads & Kingdoms
Marooned in the Desert
Sixty-seven years after the Arab-Israeli War, 3,000 Palestinians remain forgotten and stateless in rural Egypt.
One of the Scariest Things About Movie Clowns?
It’s Time to Stop Praising Authors for Being “Good at the Internet”
This New Service Wants to Be the iTunes for Fonts
I’ve Given Up on Healthy Desserts. Now I Make My Kids Cookies That Taste Like Candy.
Someone Mashed Up Mad Max and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Because Females Are Strong As Hell