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A Great Cocktail Is Already Waiting for You in Your Pantry

A bottle of booze and the bottom of your crisper drawer can go a long way.

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Cozy Mysteries! Epic Fantasies! No Viruses! A Quarantine Summer Reading List.

Here‘s a mix of time-tested and new titles to help you get away from being away from it all.

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Pantry Cocktails, Backyard Oyster Bars, and DIY Olympics: The Slate Guide to Quarantine Summer

Here‘s how to update your old traditions for the very untraditional months ahead.

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No Regrets

Trump wouldn‘t have done anything differently.

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Why Did Florida Avoid a Coronavirus Disaster?

Is it the weather?

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Erm, an Algorithm Just Accidentally Showed Me My Friend‘s Secret Sex Profile

I don‘t think she‘d want me to see this.

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Get Ready for a Long Plateau of Disaster

The state of the pandemic, insider trading allegations in the Senate, and Trump‘s firing of the watchdog investigating Mike Pompeo.

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The Funkiest, Most Fashionable Face Masks, Ranked

From Baby Yoda to haute couture.

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Michigan Judge Pens Random, Partisan Rant Against Gretchen Whitmer‘s ‘Totalitarian‘ Shutdown

The judge used a vaping ban case to free-associate about the pandemic and totalitarianism.

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It‘s Not Too Late to Save Black Lives

How to counter a pandemic that‘s effectively targeting a community.

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How Will Trump Respond to China‘s Attack on Hong Kong‘s Independence?

The president didn‘t care much about Hong Kong last year. Things have changed.

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How to Acknowledge Graduation if Your Senior Doesn‘t Want to Celebrate

Should you force your senior to have a graduation party?

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Companies Are Trying to Get Workers to Swear They Don‘t Have COVID-19 Symptoms

These policies offer a glimpse into the challenges of resuming work-especially for workers with fewer benefits.

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The New Hunger Games Novel Abandons Adolescent Fantasy for Big Ideas

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes offers a more sophisticated take on Panem.

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The Weird American Story of Why My Hometown Is Underwater

Dow Chemical and Midland, Michigan, a codependent friendship.

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Is Ben Smith‘s Column About Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True?

A close examination reveals the weaknesses in what may be called an overcorrection for resistance journalism.

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The 13 Kinds of Pandemic Ads

From the carmakers that say they‘re ‘here for you‘ to the pizza chains that swear they‘re clean now, TV commercials have become awkward for everyone.

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New Model Finds Shutting Down U.S. Even One Week Earlier Could Have Cut Death Toll in Half

The study is a reminder it‘s not just how we respond that matters-it‘s when.

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Ask a Teacher: Please Explain the Purpose of Online Learning for Kindergartners

At my child‘s age, it doesn‘t seem to offer her much.

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Help! My Brother-in-Law Has Extremely Loud Sex Whenever He Stays With Us.

And he wants to come crash with his girlfriend this summer.

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A Summer Without Camp

At what point will camp not be camp?

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Too Many Pills

A lot of our supplements just lead to expensive urine.

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Which Supreme Court Justice Gets Interrupted The Most?

The disparities among the different justices matter.

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The President Still Has No Clothes

Trump is defined less by what he does but by what he can‘t do.

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