A Guide to Understanding a Million vs. a Billion vs. a Trillion It’s really easy to read past these words, and extremely difficult to internalize how dramatically different these amounts are. These thought experiments can help.
This Thanksgiving I’m Thankful for Everyone’s Bizarre, Performative Display Names on Twitter
Joyless Division College football divisions dilute traditional rivalries and reward weak schedules. And there’s nothing we can do about it.
Trump Nominee Brett Talley Seems to Have Called Same-Sex Marriage An “Absurd Constitutional Argument”
I Was a Virtual Reality Nonbeliever It took almost vomiting twice, but I’m officially a convert.
“I Always Felt Weird Around Him After That” Fifty-six people shared stories of the “gray area” sexual encounters they can’t forget—and grappled with what harassment means to them.
Should This Thing Be Smart? Socks Edition. These socks could make you a better runner. They could also make you a pariah.
Ohio Gubernatorial Candidate Inadvertently Announces He Made Love to Senator Bob Taft in a Hayloft
A History of Bunk It’s important to understand the underlying nature of conspiracy theories and hoaxes, because our president loves them.
Comedian Hari Kondabolu On his new documentary, The Problem With Apu, and how his stand-up routine changed after 9/11.
Better Life Lab
America’s Fastest-Growing Female Population Is Dropping Out of School. Here’s What Helps Them Stay.
Live at Politics and Prose
A Good Cry Acclaimed poet and civil rights icon Nikki Giovanni reflects on her past and dreams about the future.
Big Tobacco. Big Pharma. Big Tech? The rise of a new epithet, and what it means for Silicon Valley.
Tesla Unveiled Its New Semi Truck—and a Surprise Sports Car The only thing more impressive than these vehicles would be getting production of the Model 3 back on track.
Jaylen Brown Leads Celtics to Win Over Warriors After Death of His Best Friend Trevin Steede
The Nazi-Busting Woman Erased by History Elizebeth Smith’s code-breaking genius helped America win two world wars, but the FBI took all the credit.
Baidu’s New Smart Speaker Looks Like Nothing Else on the Market It shows why the company could challenge Google and Amazon.
The “She Was Just 17, You Know What I Mean” Edition Listen to Slate’s show about Roy Moore, the GOP tax plan, and a potential investigation into the Clinton Foundation.
London’s Old Vic Theater Says It’s Received 20 Additional Complaints of Inappropriate Behavior by Kevin Spacey