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The State of Comedy in 2019
A few years ago, I was given a Muppet Show Season 1 DVD. My expectations—or, rather, recollections, since I first met the ...
The Saudi-Iran Conflict Stops Just Short of Full-On War. For now.
It’s become a familiar story: A U.S. ally in the Middle East is attacked. Iran is accused of responsibility, but it’s nearly ...
We Are So Happy and Not at All Bitter About Rachel Bloom’s Emmys Win and Pregnancy Announcement
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s final season earned Rachel Bloom her first ever Emmy on Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Kris Kobach Sent a List of Possible Immigrants to ICE to Ask if They Were Undocumented
Emails between former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and the then-acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs ...
My Parents Are Spoiling My Little Sister
Your parents are just old and tired and wise enough 10 years on to know what things to let slide. The allowance? Let’s call ...
New York Governor Seeks to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes Through Emergency Order
New York could soon become the second state to ban flavored e-cigarettes after Michigan after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that he ...
Elizabeth Warren Joins Harris, Castro in Calling for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment
Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the most prominent Democratic presidential hopeful to join the calls for Supreme Court Justice ...
White House Doesn’t Rule Out Meeting Between Trump, Iranian Leader After Saudi Attack
President Donald Trump is still considering the possibility of meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani even though his ...
Is Texas Moving on Guns?
The lieutenant governor, a longtime enemy of gun control legislation, is at odds with the National Rifle Association after the shootings in El Paso and Odessa. Slate Plus members get ad-free ...
The Miami Dolphins Really Want to Be the Worst Team in NFL History
I can’t get enough of the 2019 Miami Dolphins. I don’t have a personal connection to South Florida, nor do I harbor a ...
At 97, Norman Lear Just Became the Oldest Person to Win an Emmy
Lear toppled a record that had stood for less than a day, because it was a big night for nonagenarians: David Attenborough, ...
Help! I Was Upstaged by a Rumor at My Wedding.
Daniel Mallory Ortberg is online weekly to chat live with readers. Here’s an edited transcript of this week’s chat. Daniel ...