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Stunning Photos Of Life Along The River Gambia

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 12.29.2013 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman Jason Florio’s travels around the Republic of the Gambia read like tales of adventure from centuries past. Florio, along with...

What Sunday Worship In A Southern Storefront Church Actually Looks Like

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher Images of African-American religious gatherings are often characterized by a certain feverish, ecstatic energy. Photographer K...

Santa Is White, Really!

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 02.11.2014 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Both Kelly and Harris also remind us, if inadvertently and in their own unique ways, that we all want the same things: heroes, real or imagined, with whom we can identify. The real issue is figuring out, and dare I say, expanding, with whom we can identify.

Don't Give Up on MOOCs

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel

Sebastian Thrun's mid-course correction of Udacity, as chronicled at length in last week's Fast Company profile by Max Chafkin, has stirred consternat...

No One Brings Dinner When Your Daughter Is An Addict

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents

Written by Larry M. Lake for Slate When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer, we ate well. Mary Beth and I had both read the terrifying patholo...

Graphic Photos Of Voodoo Rituals In Haiti

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg In 1998, 16 years after he first became interested in visiting Haiti, photographer Anthony Karen made his first of what would be...

Mesmerizing Photos From The Largest Spiritualist Community In The World

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.02.2013 | Arts

By Alyssa Coppelman As a teenager, photographer Shannon Taggart was introduced to the world of spiritualism after a medium told her cousin details ...

REPORT: At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns Since The Newtown Shooting

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Crime

On Dec. 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza -- armed with his mother's guns -- stormed into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and murdered ...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About #%!@% Car Seats

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate There are many things we do in private that we hope others never see. Installing a car seat is up there f...

Why Don't We Start Telling Men Not To Drink As Rape Prevention?

Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Tyler Kingkade

Yoffe mentions that she's spoken with a three recent college graduates who were the survivors of assaults. Great. But after I spoke with dozens of current and former students who survived sexual violence, I have a much different take than the solution being these women should drink less.

Glenn Beck Wants You To Push Your Kid 'Up Against The Wall'

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 10.15.2013 | Parents

By Amanda Marcotte for Slate Glenn Beck worked himself into a tirade on his talk show Wednesday, telling his large and worshipful audience to push...

The Day I Took A Leap Of Faith In Medicine

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.23.2013 | Parents

Written by Danielle Ofri for Slate. When my son was 18 months old, his doctor recommended that he get tympanostomy tubes in his ears because of re...

Knocking on Heaven's Door: My Near-Death Experience

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

If Vicki hadn't insisted on rushing me to the hospital, there is a good chance I would have died.

At the Zoo, Dreaming of Home

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher The captive primates in Anne Berry's photographs don't look too happy, but she's not advocating against zoos. "I t...

One Year After The Storm...

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.01.2013 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, New Yorkers are starting to reflect anew on the disaster and its af...

If Your Friends' Facebook Travel Album Got Really Weird

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 08.23.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Warning: this post contains nudity. Update: This post reflects new information provided by Wolberger. Central Park, New Yo...

Behold South Asia's Holy Men

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.31.2013 | Arts

By Jordan G. Teicher The ascetic Hindu holy men known as sadhus are difficult to track down. But once you come across one, it’s hard to miss him...

I Measure Every Single Thing My Child Does

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents

Written by Amy Webb for Slate My obsession with quantifying my kid started while I was still pregnant. I was giving birth for the first time at age...

The Anti-Selfie?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 06.25.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg (Read original story here) When most artists decide to do portraits of their family, they ask their parents or siblings to pose...

Priceless Power of Labeling: Lessons From 'Obama's Scandals'

Kare Anderson | Posted 07.18.2013 | Media
Kare Anderson

Rather than jumping into the heated battle of competing narratives about Obama's three "scandals" or ignoring this high-stakes story, follow it for insights on how to influence by labeling.

Is It Wrong To Take An Airline Upgrade For Yourself When Traveling As A Couple? | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Can you accept an airline upgrade only for yourself while traveling with a romantic partner?...

My Plea To Other Parents On The Playground

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 04.24.2013 | Parents

Written By Curtis Sittenfeld for Slate Spring came to St. Louis a little later this year than it usually does, and the playgrounds where I go with ...

Why Does Slate Hate Cat Lovers (at Least the Female Ones)?

Gwen Cooper | Posted 06.09.2013 | Books
Gwen Cooper

"The Curious Incidence of Dogs in Publishing" draws a series of conclusions ranging from the speculative and unsupported to the downright sexist -- although I will give credit for having found new and inventive ways of hammering the old "women with cats haz the sads!" canard.

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Why Toddlers Freak Out About Everything

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 02.27.2013 | Parents

Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate Last month, I discovered (and then nearly peed in my pants as a result of) comedian Jason Good’s blog p...