Is Emergency Food Aid Culturally Specific?
Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child: Why have all his usual explicit sex scenes gone?
The Secret Life of Pronouns by James Pennebaker:What do “I” and “we” reveal about us?
Slang tenacity: What makes words stick?
Tom Perrotta, Francine Prose, and others on “great books” that aren’t great.
How Do Slate Readers Eat Nutella?
Friends With Benefits: In Hollywood, there’s no such thing as platonic friendship.
God, Albany and Gay Marriage
Why do schoolchildren get a three-month summer vacation?
Taste testing vegetarian sausage: Which fake is best?
The unbearable summer ritual of watching movies outdoors.
The politics of Parks and Recreation.
Slate Readers’ Favorite, and Least Favorite, Woody Allen Movies
Woody Allen’s movies: What I learned from watching every single one.
David Bezmozgis’ The Free World: ex-pat Jews, immigration ordeals, and uncertain futures.
Japan’s nuclear disaster: How will we warn posterity about radioactive waste?
They Don’t Need Hugs, Either
Would psy-ops really work on John McCain?