“Philip Roth Was His Own School of Writing” Gary Shteyngart on meeting Roth, teaching Roth, and the novelist’s “humor from the edge of the blade.”
Sterling Brown Ran into the Store. Eight Minutes Later He Was on the Ground Arrested, Shameful Milwaukee Police Video Shows.
Thanks for Protesting … Now Stop If the NFL has a good explanation for its intent to punish players who kneel during the anthem, it has yet to give it.
Trump’s Favorite Animals Don’t buy his outrage against MS-13. He loves killers, as long as they cozy up to him.
The Good Fight
The Conversations We Need to Have A new forum for cross-partisan dialogue sparks a tiny bit of hope for the Trump era.
Do Animals Love Bacon and Doughnuts As Much As People Do? If not, what’s wrong with them?
The Angle: Dead Lion Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on Philip Roth, Tuesday’s primaries, and participation trophies.
The Four Major Questions Facing the Democratic Party Democrats might win the midterms. Will they lose the future?
Judge: Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users Despite the novel nature of the claim here, Buchwald’s ruling hews closely to established First Amendment principles.
Keep Your Eye on the … Everything Else What it’s like to watch an NBA playoff game without watching the ball.
Nixon Goes to China (Part 1) President Richard Nixon warmly visited China in 1972, even as he positioned himself as firmly anti-communist.
The NFL Just Gave Donald Trump Everything He Wanted How the president turned players’ protests for social justice into a huge political victory.
How Portnoy’s Complaint Helped Me Through My Time in a Domestic Violence Shelter Philip Roth might not have imagined his novel speaking to a transgender man in a women’s shelter, but it did.
Google’s Chokehold on the Web A Yelp executive explains his yearslong battle with the internet giant over how it ranks your search results.
Asymmetry Is About as Loving a Eulogy as You’ll Find for Philip Roth Lisa Halliday’s novel did more to make me fond of him than his books.
Future Tense Newsletter: Where’s the Outrage Over Cell Carriers Sharing Our Location Data?
Your Complete Guide to Gina Rodriguez and Stephanie Beatriz’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine Courtship That B99 romance was a long time coming.
My Brain Made Me Carry Out a Ponzi Scheme Researchers want to find biomarkers for violent criminals. But what about white-collar offenders?
A Guide to the Many, Many Books of Philip Roth Including the beginning, the greats, and the late period.
The Most Ruthlessly Effective Move in Sports It’s the kickball bunt. Master your hubris, and you’re unstoppable.
The Exquisite Shame of the Participation Trophy Critics say it gives kids a false sense of achievement. But kids aren’t idiots.
The Culture Gabfest “Guillotine in the Mists” Edition Slate’s Culture Gabfest on the royal wedding, Tom Wolfe, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Help! My Girlfriend Loves Rescuing Animals, but It’s Ruining Her Relationships—Including Ours. Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.