Public Editor's Journal: Sony Emails, Free Speech — and Trying a Little ‘F2F’

A look at some of the questions and the strong opinions that have emerged since the so-called Guardians...

December 23, 2014

Columbia to Scrutinize Rolling Stone Rape Article

The magazine has asked the Columbia University School of Journalism to conduct an independent review...

December 22, 2014

What 2,000 Calories Looks Like

Even as restaurants talk about smaller portions, they continue to serve a full day's worth of calories...

December 22, 2014


Women of Stanford’s Class of ’94 Won Just a Sliver of Silicon Valley

Instead of narrowing gender gaps, the technology industry created vast new ones for a pioneering group...

December 22, 2014

Ex-Cabinet Minister Wins Tunisian Presidential Runoff

Beji Caid Essebsi won 55.68 percent of the vote in the country’s first free and democratic balloting...

December 22, 2014

Rep. Michael Grimm to Plead Guilty to Tax Charge

Mr. Grimm, a Republican from Staten Island, has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of tax evasion.

December 22, 2014


China Opens Inquiry Into Top Aide to Former President Hu Jintao

President Xi Jinping’s anticorruption campaign cast a wider net by focusing on a sitting official who was a trusted...

December 22, 2014

White Christmas, Black Christmas

Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other...

December 22, 2014

Blue Lives Matter

The reactions to the murders of two New York police officers this weekend have been mostly uniform in their...

December 22, 2014


 

The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

At 28-years-old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had been arrested 19 times and served 2 years in prison. On Saturday,...

December 22, 2014

A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White

As officials continue to investigate Saturday's tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael...

December 22, 2014

When Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered...

December 21, 2014


The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

December 19, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014


 

Did mayor's actions contribute to deaths?

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's critics say he created an anti-police fervor, leading to the shooting of two NYPD...

December 23, 2014

North Korea's Internet

North Korea's Internet is experiencing a major disruption and could be the target of an attack, according...

December 23, 2014

How the Sony hack unfolded

How the Sony hack unfolded

December 22, 2014


Bergdahl case moves up chain

The investigation into U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was released by the Taliban in a prisoner...

December 22, 2014

Attacks show threat to France

A 20-year-old French-Burundian posts the ISIS flag on his Facebook page Saturday, then enters a police...

December 22, 2014

3-year-old caught choking, but then ...

Cameras captured a police officer saving a 3-year-old boy from choking on a piece of candy. CNN affiliate...

December 22, 2014


 

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force....

December 22, 2014

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014


The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014


Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014

Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014