Monday, September 17

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The Cranky Wisdom of Peter Kaplan

The former editor of the New York Observer, profiled.

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In Plain View

How child molesters get away with it.

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Cheating Upwards

Why so many smart kids are cheating on tests.

Sunday, September 16

The Longform Guide to Writing Nonfiction

The Longform Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Capote, Talese, Orwell, Boo—masters of the craft, in their own words. New at Slate.

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Take a Number

Why people keep dying on Mount Everest.

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The Trouble With My Blood

Diagnosed with a rare blood disease, the author reflects on illness and addiction.

Saturday, September 15

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So You Think You Can Paint

Inside ArtPrize, a competition in Michigan that’s either a “naked bid to buy cultural cachet in a flyover-country backwater” or a “populist wresting of aesthetic judgment from the snobbery of elites in New York and Los Angeles,” depending on who you ask.

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The Ballad of the Fabulous Sports Babe

Catching up with the controversial radio host, who recently returned to the air after years away.

Friday, September 14

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The Fake Pot Industry is Coming Down From a Three-Year High

The rise of the “wildly lucrative” herbal incense business, and the downfall of one company.

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The New New Girl

A profile of Mindy Kaling.

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The Electric Pencil

The story of Edward Deeds, a state mental hospital patient and artistic genius.

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Predator in the Ranks

Is a Marine responsible for a series of violent attacks against women?