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Slate: The Undercover Economist

The Blind Deserve Tech Support, Too

<p>It had started as just another call to tech support. Sina Bahram, a Ph.D. student in computer science at North Carolina University, had been trying to convince the Lenovo customer service ...


<p>In an Oct. 8 <a href="">Slatest</a>, Ben Mathis-...

Play the Slate News Quiz

<p>Welcome back to <strong><em>Slate</em></strong>’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time <em>Jeopardy! </em>winner Ken Jennings.</p>

Who Is the Planned Parenthood Defector Who Testified Before Congress?

<p>In 2002, a dead newborn baby boy was discovered at a recycling plant in Storm Lake, Iowa. Police could neither identify him nor determine the cause of death, so they turned to local doctor...

The Middle East in 2015 Is a Lot Like Europe in 1914

<p>Watching the events cascading in Syria makes it eerily easy to see how the political elites of 1914 stumbled into World War I while believing they were pursuing a sensible set of national ...

Steve Jobs Doesn’t Understand Steve Jobs

<p><em>Steve Jobs</em>, the movie, is a gripping character study about a fascinating figure. It manages, against the odds, to make us care about its icy-hearted antihero, whose ca...

How Does a Male Dominatrix Work?

<p><em>We’re posting transcripts of</em> <em>Working, </em><strong><em>Slate</em></strong><em>’s podcast about what people do all day...

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Is Peak #PeakTV

<p>The burst of mediocrity that is the fall TV season is winding down, like a passing meteor shower of gigantic, gooberish rubber cement balls. And just as we are preparing to cast our eyes b...

The Gist Live: Craig Finn From the Hold Steady

<p><strong>Listen to Episode 353 of <em>Slate</em>’s The Gist:</strong></p>

Speaker Boehner for Life

<p>House Speaker John Boehner has been having visions. “I had this terrible nightmare last night that I was trying to get out and I couldn’t get out,” Boehner recently told his ally, Re...