• By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    WILDFIRES CONSUME GLACIER NATIONAL PARK FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

    This past Saturday was Glacier National Park's hottest day ever on record. As temperatures reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit, lightening...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    THE ANGLE: KANSAS MUDDLE EDITION

    Naturally: Kris Kobach was the Kansas secretary of state for almost eight years, and it was his job to make sure the state's election...

    Election
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    WHAT CAUSED CUBA'S SONIC ATTACKS?

    For the past year, scientists have been trying to understand what caused the mysterious “ acoustic attacks ” against U.S. diplomats...

    U.S.
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    SARAH SANDERS “CAN'T GUARANTEE” THAT WE'LL NEVER HEAR A RECORDING OF TRUMP USING THE N-WORD

    On Monday night, President Donald Trump tweeted that Apprentice producer Mark Burnett had called to assure him that there are no Apprentice...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    FEDERAL COURT BARS NEW HAMPSHIRE FROM DISENFRANCHISING VOTERS BECAUSE OF THEIR HANDWRITING

    A federal court blocked New Hampshire's “signature mismatch” law on Tuesday, prohibiting the state from rejecting ballots on the basis...

    Election
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    YOU'LL LOSE COUNT OF HOW MANY TIMES THEY SAY “ROMANOV” IN THE TRAILER FOR MATTHEW WEINER'S NEW SERIES

    Bolsheviks, take note: The latest project from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is crawling with descendants of Russian royalty-or at...

    World
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    DONALD TRUMP CALLED OMAROSA A DOG. IS THAT RACIST, SEXIST, OR BOTH?

    On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump praised his chief of staff John Kelly for letting go Omarosa Manigault Newman-or, in Trump's...

    Donald Trump
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    LATEST OMAROSA RECORDING PROVES TRUMP CAMPAIGN DUO LIED ABOUT “N-WORD TAPE” CONVERSATION

    Continuing her book tour, Omarosa Manigault Newman released an audio recording on Tuesday of former Trump campaign aides discussing...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    NORTH CAROLINA COURT BLOCKS REPUBLICAN EFFORT TO RIG STATE SUPREME COURT RACE

    A North Carolina court issued a preliminary injunction on Monday blocking the General Assembly's attempt to throw a state Supreme Court...

    Republicans, Election
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    MAHERSHALA ALI AND VIGGO MORTENSEN ARE AN UNLIKELY PAIR IN THE TRAILER FOR GREEN BOOK

    Peter Farrelly's friendship drama Green Room is based on a true story about the elegant black pianist Don Shirley and the rougher,...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    CALIFORNIA WELFARE AGENCY HAS BEEN USING LICENSE PLATE READERS TO MONITOR RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

    Officials with the Department of Human Assistance in Sacramento, California have been using license plate readers since 2016 to investigate...

    Technology
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    SOFIA BOUTELLA LEADS A DRUG-FUELED DANCE PARTY IN THE TRAILER FOR GASPAR NOÉ'S CLIMAX

    Being a dancer must be stressful, what with all the physical strain, discipline, and extreme psychological terror at every turn-at...

    Art
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    AT LEAST 25 DEAD AFTER MAJOR BRIDGE COLLAPSES IN ITALY

    Italian authorities are reporting that at least 25 people are dead after a massive section of a bridge in the city of Genoa collapsed...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    SUNDANCE WINNER MINDING THE GAP IS ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN SKATEBOARDING

    Watching the young skateboarders in Bing Liu's Minding the Gap , which follows three young men as they warily make their way from adolescence...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    LEND ME YOUR EARS: MEASURE FOR MEASURE

    Lend Me Your Ears is a podcast miniseries exploring how Shakespeare's works have shaped our modern views on politics. Each month, host...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    DEAL OR NO DEAL

    This is a transcript of Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slow Burn, which was released Wednesday. Listen in the player below, or subscribe...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    YOUTUBE IS ADDING FACT-CHECK LINKS FOR VIDEOS ON TOPICS THAT INSPIRE CONSPIRACY THEORIES

    Banning Alex Jones isn't the only thing YouTube is doing to stem conspiracy theories on its platform. The company recently began linking...

    Boxing
  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    DEAL OR NO DEAL

    This is a transcript of Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slow Burn, which was released Wednesday. Listen in the player below, or subscribe...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    LONDON POLICE ARREST MAN ON SUSPICION OF TERRORISM AFTER HITTING PEDESTRIANS WITH CAR OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT

    A man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism in London on Tuesday morning after he struck and injured pedestrians and cyclists with...

  • By Slate   -   Aug 14, 2018

    WHY IS IT SO CREEPILY POWERFUL TO WATCH WOMEN ON THE BACHELOR ADJUST THEIR HAIR AND CLOTHES?

    Have you ever watched clips from The Bachelor on mute? Without background music, narration, or chatter, the show loses any semblance...