What Synthetic Biology Has in Common With Queer Theory Deciding what organisms (and people!) are “related” to each other is more complicated than it seems.
Elon Musk Is Telling Fairy Tales His startup ideas always sound impossible. That might be why they work.
Guards Cut the Water and a Mentally Ill Prisoner Died of Dehydration. Now, They Could Face Charges.
Back at the Supreme Court, After Garland It’s strange being back in this place, and stranger still to hear them debate lunacy.
Moshe Kasher Is Not an Activist Comedy Central’s Problematic is part talk show and part town hall, tilting at a variety of incendiary topics and urging candid discussion. Can it also be funny?
Hang Up And Listen
Hang Up and Listen: The Take That for Data Edition Slate’s sports podcast on the NBA playoffs, breaking the two-hour marathon, and a Barkley Marathons follow-up.
The Empty Waistband In a biting dissent, Justice Sotomayor takes aim at the lie that lets police officers shoot unarmed men with impunity.
The Angle: Would Be, Will Be, Is Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on the March for Science, the Alex Jones trial, and Trump’s sense of time.
“He’s Learning on the Job” A lonely Trump defender in the academy attempts to continue defending Trump.
Couldn’t Help It Prudie advises a letter writer who tried to assist a woman getting into her wheelchair and made her cry.
Help! My Mansplaining Boyfriend Keeps Telling Me I’m Doing It Wrong. Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
The Problem With the March for Science Our culture’s understanding of science is very, very broken, and on Saturday, it was impossible to ignore.
She Was Right All Along Paula Hawkins tries to create a formula in her follow-up to The Girl on the Train.
The Good Fight
The Real Lessons of the French Election Far from a triumph for liberal democracy, the results show just how imperiled it continues to be.
The Republic Will Stand Why there won’t be a Trump- or Brexit-style surprise in the French election.
John Oliver Warns Liberals Not to Trust Ivanka Trump: “The Apple Does Not Fall Far From the Orange”