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  • “A Shocking Sabbath Carnival of Death”

    24 July 2014, 8:53 am by: Hampton Sides

    Excerpted from In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette by Hampton Sides, out Aug. 5 from Doubleday.
  • Debbie Reynolds and Me

    24 July 2014, 8:40 am by: Emily Yoffe

    Debbie Reynolds and I have had a series of strange coincidences. The legendary entertainer, now 82, has been giving advice professionally since 2010, when she took over the advice column of the tabloid the Globe from Ivana Trump. A few months ago a reader sent…
  • Say No to Kindle Unlimited

    24 July 2014, 8:28 am by: Barbara Fister

    This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed.
  • Does This Make Me Sound Insecure?

    23 July 2014, 11:49 pm by: Katy Waldman

    Insecurity, like blood, will out. It makes us feel so vulnerable and exposed that we eventually expose ourselves and become vulnerable. Like a scarlet sock in the load of white wash, insecurity has the irksome power to stain our speech and writing, interfering…
  • Apple’s iPad Problem

    23 July 2014, 6:31 pm by: Will Oremus

    The numbers are clear: Apple is selling fewer iPads.
  • Should Clothing Ever Be Optional?

    23 July 2014, 6:30 pm by: Mike Pesca

    Listen to Episode 55 of Slate’s The Gist:
  • Dear Prudence Live Chat

    23 July 2014, 6:15 pm by: Emily Yoffe

    Need help getting along with partners, relatives, co-workers, and people in general? Ask Dear Prudence! Emily Yoffe takes your questions on manners, morals, and more. Please keep your questions succinct (recommended max. length is around 150 words). Submit…
  • Putin Isn’t Panicking

    23 July 2014, 5:47 pm by: Masha Gessen

    Not since the collapse of the Soviet Union have so many American pundits and journalists offered such varied interpretations of so few signs coming out of the Kremlin. Everybody wants to know: What will Putin do about Ukraine in the aftermath of the downing of…
  • America’s Flight 17

    23 July 2014, 5:17 pm by: Fred Kaplan

    Fury and frustration still mount over the downing of Malaysia Air Flight 17, and justly so. But before accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes or dismissing the entire episode as a tragic fluke, it’s worth looking back at another doomed…
  • Unforced Errors

    23 July 2014, 4:43 pm by: Ben Rothenberg

    The gift shop at Wimbledon, which rests above the subterranean Wimbledon museum, sells towels, polo shirts, and even strawberry-shaped earrings. The shop also sells a yearbook, known as the Official Wimbledon Annual. The 2013 annual, a compendium of photos and…

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