The Planned Parenthood Hearings Aren’t About Those Videos They are group therapy sessions for pro-lifers.
The Real Reason for the Chaos in the House It’s not just rebellious GOP lawmakers. It’s what empowers those lawmakers to buck the party leadership.
Who Will Replace John Boehner, Now? Assessing the GOP’s sad-sack crop of potential candidates.
Our First Latino Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wears many caps, including Rasta-colored beanies and old-fashioned nightcaps that pull down to his nose.
Introducing the Best of Slate Podcasts Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one.
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The Lover and the Object of His Affection The truth and the fiction behind John Gilbert and Greta Garbo’s romance.
Good News for Kanye West: California Bans Paparazzi Use of Drones to Spy on Celeb Homes
The Audio Book Club
The Audio Book Club Meets The Martian Slate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
The “Blood and Guts” Bonus Segment Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner discuss former vegetarians, pan-seared steaks, and ethical omnivores.
This Gorgeous Backyard Treehouse, Complete With a Bicycle Elevator, Is a Childhood Dream Come True
The “Would You Like to Be Speaker of the House?” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about the chaos in the Republican Party, the upcoming Democratic debate, and the Bush brothers in South Carolina.
Dyrehavsbakken: The World’s Oldest Amusement Park First Opened in 1583 and You Can Still Go There Today
The Girl, the Psycho, and the Nice Guy A comic about teenagers that understands just how frustrating they can be.
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Escape From North Korea Human rights activist Yeonmi Park details her journey in In Order to Live.
Portrait of an English Village Ronald Blythe’s Akenfield demonstrates that the strongest link between past and future is the living memories of our neighbors.