The XX Factor
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I Didn’t Like My Son’s Name
So I changed it.
The Brilliant Legal Strategy Behind the FIFA Bust
FIFA isn’t the culprit—it’s the victim.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Will Premiere in September. Here’s the Trailer.
Family-Values Warrior Battle Dome: Two Men Enter, No Man Leaves
Should You Trust the Calorie Counts on Your Food?
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Our favorite picks for the week of May 25, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Us Weekly’s “25 Things” May Be the Best Magazine Feature in All of Media
You’re All Out
A defense attorney uncovers a brazen scheme to manipulate evidence, and prosecutors and police finally get caught.
Jawbone Accuses Fitbit of Poaching Its Workers to Steal Its Secrets
Once a Year, Snorklers Race Each Other Across a Jet-Black Bog
This Paper Animation of the Twin Peaks Opening Credits Is Oddly Endearing
DoubleX Gabfest: The Thou Shalt Cruise Edition
Listen to Slate’s show about the wife bonus.
Clinton Foundation Took Money From Qatar and FIFA
Serial Is Coming Back With Two New Seasons
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A Not So Brief History of Sepp Blatter's Crookedness
My Way on the Highway
Why driving makes jerks of us all.
NBC’s New Drama Is a Strange, Cheap Exploitation of the Charles Manson Murders
The Perfect Pivot
In its second season, Halt and Catch Fire has swiveled to become a different, better show.
Don Lemon Is the Worst
Watch the CNN anchor’s most awkward, head-slapping moments in two grueling minutes.
Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10,000 a Month While He Gave Hillary Libya Advice
“And Then You March In, According to Your Existential Importance in Life”
A day in the life of Slate’s Supreme Court reporter.
The Grand, Eerie, Forgotten Architecture of Cuba’s National Art Schools
Re-Creating Photographs With Play-Doh
The Gross New Reality Show That Forces Poor Americans to Prove Their Virtue
Is Beyoncé Actually More #Onbeat Than Other People? A Dance Critic Explains.
How Does Japan Treat Gay People?
47 Days to Pluto
A Daughter’s Choice
My boyfriend and I have sacrificed our future together to care for our sick mothers.
An astounding, one-of-a-kind trove of stories and drawings reveals what life was like for young men growing up in rural 19th-century America.
Pentagon Mistakenly Sends Live Anthrax Samples to Labs Across the Country
The American justice system could actually bring down mighty FIFA.
Listen to the Rolling Stones’ Great, Never-Before-Heard Alternate Version of “Dead Flowers”
Tracy Morgan Settles With Walmart Over Deadly 2014 Limo Accident
Living in the Post-Material World
What happens when we get everything we’ve ever wanted?
The Big Show
With so many GOP candidates vying for a spot on the debate stage, the stragglers have little choice: Wow them anyway you can.
Los Angeles Unions Fought for a $15 Minimum Wage. Now They Want to Be Exempt From It.
Democrats haven’t gone as far left as Republicans have gone right.