Rams Release Michael Sam. Will Another NFL Team Pick Him Up?
If Christopher Nolan Directed The Incredibles
Singer Jonathan Kluth Uses His Car As an Instrument in This Great Video for “Squares”
Obama Considers Delaying Immigration Reform
I Didn't Know We Had Warp-Capable Resupply Ships...
U.N.: Syria Crisis Is “Biggest Humanitarian Emergency of Our Era”
Federal Judge Nixes Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law
What Happens When You Raise Walking Fish Entirely on Land?
Watch an Astronaut's Vine Video of a Spaceship Burning Up in Earth's Atmosphere!
House of Cards: Magic and Probability
Slate Money on card tricks, tech valuations, and investing in professional athletes.
The 10 Fastest Growing Companies in New York City
Scottish People Are Selling Their Independence Votes on eBay
The Longform Guide to Modern Las Vegas
Fear, loathing, and Britney Spears.
The Thing I Need to Do Before “I Do”
The Gist and Emily Yoffe follow up with Dear Prudence writer “Young and Restless” from five years ago.
Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns After Being Ensnared in Iowa Ron Paul Scandal
At Work, Every Friday Should Be a Summer Friday
What Immigration Crisis?
Why Congress and President Obama are so eager to forget this summer’s “humanitarian crisis at the border.”
Beyoncé Didn’t Really Write That Poem, Everybody
So You’re Rich for an American. Does that Make You Rich for New York?
Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” Gets a Gilbert Gottfried Remix
What a Swimming Pool Looks Like From the World’s Sharpest Commercial Satellite
Ice, Ice Baby
The mystery of Death Valley's sliding rocks, solved.
How Taylor Swift Carefully Conquered the Pop Charts
The 2012 GOP nominee should run for president again. I’m not kidding.
Roads & Kingdoms
In the Blood
Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew wants to attract visitors to the remote mountaintop the fictional Dracula may—or may not—have called home.
The Most Important Race That Will Absolutely Change the Course of American Politics
When Did the Election Season Begin?
It’s no longer Labor Day.
The Cruel Irony of NATO Membership: If You Want to Get In, There’s No Way You’re Getting In
This Rare, White Lion Cub Is the Only Thing Cuter Than a Normal Lion Cub
76 Ways to Make Money in Digital Media
Who Gets to Be “Rich”?
And why do most people seem to think they are “middle class”?
The Highs and Lows of the 2014 Summer Movie Season
Keeping the Police Honest
America’s police departments need greater accountability—and it must come from outside the forces.
Iowa Politician Pleads Guilty to Illegally Taking Payments From Ron Paul Campaign
Britain Shames Its Ugliest New Buildings With an Annual Prize
The Agents of Smash
Whiskey smashes are really hot right now, and just the thing to cool you off on Labor Day.
War in Europe
Putin has invaded Ukraine. Is it hysterical to prepare for total war with Russia? Or is it naive not to?
The Testimony of a Laborer Forced Into Peonage in Early 20th-Century Alabama
The “Gabfest to End All Gabfests” Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the potential for another government shutdown, a bizarre faceoff over the Export-Import bank, and the World War I centennial.
What Happened at Slate This Week?
Slate’s news editor Chad Lorenz shares the stories that most intrigued him this week.