Steve Jobs Doesn’t Understand Steve Jobs
He wasn’t just a cold-hearted marketing genius. He was something more eccentric—and troubling.
Here Is the Only Way Paul Ryan Should Run for Speaker
Charlotte Cop Who Killed An Unarmed Black Man Resigns, Will Receive $113,000 in Back Pay
Oklahoma Accidentally Executed Someone in January With the Wrong Drug
How Does a Male Dominatrix Work?
Read what host Arun Venugopal asked a male dominatrix about pain, pleasure, and the professional world of S&M.
This Company Is Selling Fall Leaves for $20
Svetlana Alexievich’s Nobel Prize Is a Huge Win for Nonfiction Writing
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Peak #PeakTV
The CW has made exactly the right kind of show—nichey, meta, aware that it can’t please everyone—for our TV-over-saturated age.
The Thursday Slatest: Chaos in the GOP
The Gist Live: Craig Finn From the Hold Steady
Our surprise musical guest explains why he incorporates the literary technique polysyndeton in his songwriting.
Speaker Boehner for Life
Just when he thinks he’s out, they pulled him back in.
Netflix Is Getting $1 More Expensive and Wall Street Is Thrilled
TV Club Podcast
The Empire Podcast, Episode 3
Slate’s TV Club discusses the shifting alliances within the Lyon family, Hakeem’s all Latina girl group, Epsiode 3’s flashbacks, and more.
D.C. “Not Part of My DNA,” Says Guy Whose Brother Had Parents’ Anniversary Party in White House
The Season 2 Trailer for Catastrophe Makes New Parenthood Look Amusingly Dystopian
Russian Missiles Aimed at Syria Land in Iran Instead
Bobby Jindal Sends Up Wan Smoke Signal Reminding the World He Is Still Running for President
Ted Cruz Is the Bizarro Romney
In the Republican primary, that’s a very good thing.
Facebook’s Stop and Frisk
How its terrible real name policy put this feminist from India in danger.
Are the U.S. and Russia Fighting Against Each Other in Syria?
What We’re Reading
The stories we liked from around the Web for the week of Oct. 5.
Dick Cheney Midas Touch Strikes Again as McCarthy Endorsement Precedes McCarthy Failure
Ben Carson Knows Terrifyingly Little About the Government or the Economy
Ohio Kids Are Doing Better at Common Core Tests (but Only Because Ohio Defines “Better” Creatively)
Michigan’s Defense of Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban Cost Taxpayers $1.9 Million
The Redemption of Neil Strauss
The journalist-turned–pickup artist tries to reclaim his soul.
Will Paul Ryan Jump Into the Speaker’s Race? He Says No.
Can LGBTQ Romance Give Happily-Ever-Afters to Identities Beyond Gay and Lesbian?
“Kill All by 10-8-15”
Teaching Leviathan in the aftermath of Roseburg.
I Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My Children
They refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.
Instead of a “Dislike” Button, Facebook Is Giving Us These
Emma Stone Cavorts Around a Haunted Ship in the New Music Video for Will Butler’s “Anna”
Why You Should Eat Your Airplane Boarding Pass Once You Take Your Seat
The XX Factor
What the U.S. Can Learn From Japan’s Working Women
The Hypnotic Appeal of the Kardashiapps
Kim, Kylie, and the other sisters’ apps got 1 million subscriptions in a week. I think I know why.
The Prosecutor Who Handled the Darren Wilson Case Just Won Missouri’s “Prosecutor of the Year” Award
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: The Adult Trick-or-Treat Edition
Listen to Slate’s parenting podcast about cancer, Halloween, and other scary things.
Presumed Front-Runner Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of Speaker Race in Bombshell Move
A Brilliant Technique for Brighter, More Glamorous Lentil Salad
Urban Outfitters: Our Salaried Employees Love Weekend “Volunteering” at Rural Shipping Center