• By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    JOHN OLIVER WANTS TO CHANGE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO “ALL STAR” BY SMASH MOUTH, FOR A GOOD REASON

    Donald Trump has made America a laughingstock, and not just among late night comedians. Last Week Tonight returned to television on...

    World, Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    CATTY OLYMPICS FANS REJOICE

    On the first two nights of the Pyeongchang Olympics, viewers were introduced to the two best female figure skaters in the world: 18-year-old...

    World, Olympics
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    HOW DIFFERENT ARE MEN AND WOMEN, REALLY?

    A majority of Americans believe men and women are fundamentally different in their physical abilities, how they express their feelings,...

    Republicans, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    YOUR STUFF VS. MY STUFF

    Every couple has one core fight that replays over and over again, in different disguises, over the course of their relationship. In...

  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    ANNIHLIATION CO-COMPOSER BEN SALISBURY EXPLAINS HOW THAT WEIRD LITTLE MELODY WOUND UP IN THE FILM'S TRAILER

    I'm obsessed with a particular musical cue from the Annihilation trailer, and as it turns out, I'm not alone. Since announcing my fascination...

  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    THE BEST WATER FILTERS

    The reason people in Silicon Valley are spending $36 for 2.5 gallons of unfiltered raw water in shapely glass bottles is fear, but...

    Market, Health
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    IS THE WORLD ACTUALLY GETTING. BETTER?

    On this week's episode of my podcast, I Have to Ask , I spoke to Steven Pinker, a professor of psychology at Harvard and author of...

    World
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    MITT ROMNEY'S MORMON MISSION

    Mitt Romney is finally going to Washington.

  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    OLYMPIC JERK WATCH: THE INEPT HALFPIPE SKIER WHO LOOPHOLED HER WAY INTO THE GAMES

    Name: Elizabeth Marian Swaney

    Olympics
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    ROBERT MUELLER IS INTERESTED IN JARED KUSHNER'S CONTACTS WITH FOREIGN INVESTORS

    Jared Kushner's business dealings have drawn the attention of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference...

    Election
  • By Slate   -   Feb 20, 2018

    THE LOWEST-RANKED MALE FIGURE SKATER IN HISTORY IS ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE ATHLETES

    During the men's free skate event that aired on Friday night, American figure skater Nathan Chen posted a remarkable score of 215.08....

  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT JUST RELEASED ITS NEWLY FAIR CONGRESSIONAL MAP

    As expected, Pennsylvania's Supreme Court released a new congressional map on Monday that will be implemented in time for the 2018...

    Republicans, Election, Democrats
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    SKI JUMPERS ARE ARTISTS, NOT ATHLETES

    Few Olympic sports are more beguiling than ski jumping, an event that sends athletes charging down a ramp at 60 miles per hour and...

    Sport, Olympics
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    “BARB, I THINK HE'S HAD THE BACK END OF THAT SET OF TROUSERS LET GO ON HIM”

    During Sunday night's NBC broadcast, French ice dancers Guillaume Cizeron and Gabriella Papadakis were halfway through their short...

    World, Olympics
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    TRUMP IS NOW “SUPPORTIVE” OF IMPROVED BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR GUN BUYERS

    After neglecting to mention “guns” in his remarks on the Parkland school shooting, President Trump signaled his support for legislation...

    Health
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    DOCTORS AREN'T FOLLOWING THEIR OWN RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PARENTAL LEAVE

    While the American Academy of Pediatrics has publicly called for Congress to enact laws that ensure that parents of new babies have...

    U.S., Congress
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    WHY TO MAKE YOUR DESSERTS LESS SWEET

    This article is part of Change The Way You Cook , a new series to help anyone become smarter, faster, and more freewheeling in the...

  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    OLYMPICS ANGLE: FLYING FORWARD EDITION

    Big air: Justin Peters has everything you need to know about the Olympics' first big-air snowboarding competition -because, yes, some...

    Olympics
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND GOES OUT ON A HIGH NOTE WITH A ROMANTIC DUET ABOUT NEVER TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANYTHING

    No matter what you thought of the many zany plot developments in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend 's third season-and at times the show did go,...

    Entertainment
  • By Slate   -   Feb 19, 2018

    WHY DO WE SHARE FACEBOOK ALGORUMORS?

    No, Facebook isn't planning to limit your news feed to the posts of just 26 friends. To the contrary, the social media network has...