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Filtering Out the News From the Noise

Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley on covering breaking news under Trump.

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Nov. 14 2017 8:01 AMFollowing the Paper Trails of Mueller’s First ChargesLegal reporter Jeremy Stahl on covering Robert Mueller’s indictments and Colin Kaepernick’s collusion charge.
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Oct. 17 2017 1:50 PMHollywood’s Struggles With Harassment Are Nothing NewSlate’s Aisha Harris on the Weinstein scandal and minority representation in Hollywood.
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Sept. 19 2017 9:00 AMHow Cities Need to Rethink Their InfrastructureSlate’s Henry Grabar on the challenges facing today’s cities, from climate change to powerful corporations to Trump.
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Aug. 22 2017 9:00 AMTrump’s Foreign Policy Isn’t “America First”Slate’s Joshua Keating on how the world sees Trump, and whether we should be worried about North Korea.
Science
July 25 2017 11:49 AMHow to Report Science During an Anti-Facts AdministrationSlate science editor Susan Matthews on the exasperating battle against misinformation and apathy.
Music
June 27 2017 12:02 PMPop Music’s Identity CrisisSlate’s Carl Wilson on this year’s best summer tunes and how streaming is disrupting the music industry.
Jurisprudence
May 31 2017 10:10 AMKeeping Up With the JudiciarySlate’s Dahlia Lithwick says she’s had to quicken her pace to cover the courts under Trump.
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April 18 2017 12:48 PMCovering the Theatrics of TrumpSlate’s Katy Waldman on analyzing the White House show.
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March 21 2017 1:17 PMCovering the Courts Is Different NowSlate’s Mark Joseph Stern on the travel ban, LGBTQ rights, and Trump’s predisposition for illegality.
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Feb. 14 2017 10:43 AMDrugs, Murder, Crooked Cops: A Year Reporting a True-Crime CaseSlate’s Leon Neyfakh on the year he spent learning about the strange conviction of James Bailey.
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Oct. 31 2017 8:03 AMThe Year in Sports Drama, Beyond TrumpNick Greene on recapping the biggest trades, injuries, and gossip in the NBA and NFL this year.
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Oct. 3 2017 9:01 AMTrump, Hef, and the Co-Opting of FeminismSlate’s Christina Cauterucci on reporting on women and gender in Trump’s America.
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Sept. 5 2017 8:07 AMDana Stevens’ Must-Watch Movies This FallSlate’s film critic on what to look forward to as Oscar season revs up.
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Aug. 8 2017 10:38 AMTrump Is Taking Us Into a New Era of FunnySlate’s Andrew Kahn on the history of trolling and why Trump isn’t killing comedy.
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July 11 2017 9:00 AMWhat Does It Mean to Be a Muslim American? It’s Complicated.Aymann Ismail explains why he’s confronting fears about Islam in Slate’s new video series.
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June 13 2017 12:06 PMFox News, Filter Bubbles, and Fake NewsSlate’s Will Oremus on when the news is the news.
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May 2 2017 1:11 PMMeeting the Heirs to the Etiquette EmpireSlate’s Laura Miller on how Emily Post’s descendants are trying to keep etiquette advice a thriving business.
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April 4 2017 8:05 AMAbused, Undocumented, and AfraidSlate’s Nora Caplan-Bricker talks about the undocumented abuse victims living in fear of deportation.
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March 7 2017 5:12 PMThe Urgency of Writing Fiction in the Trump EraTwo novelists discuss writing dystopian tales for Slate’s Trump Story Project.