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Why Is the UK in an Uproar Over a Boris Johnson Adviser‘s COVID Road Trip?

From an American perspective, it‘s hard to understand why this is a big deal. That, in itself, is telling.

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Which Apartments Do People Actually Want to Buy in New York Right Now?

An interview with a New York City real estate agent.

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Two Smiling Faces, a World of Difference

Slack has two similar versions of a basic smiley. Why is one so haunting?

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The Coronavirus Has Taught Me That Living Far From Your Family Is a Mistake

With normal air travel now impossible, we who‘ve made lives far from family are facing a painful reckoning.

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Mobility Used to Be a Sign of Privilege. Today, the Privileged Are the Ones Staying Put.

The pandemic has changed how we think about the ability to move.

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Widowed Husband Asks Twitter CEO to Delete Trump Conspiracy Tweets About His Dead Wife

‘My request is simple: Please delete these tweets.‘

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How Fast Can You Put North Carolina Back Together?

Slate‘s weekly puzzle to save democracy.

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Coronavirus: Isolation and Aspiration

The origin of isolation in the coronavirus age.

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The Vast of Night Is Like a UFO Movie Directed by a Very Talented Alien

The new movie, coming to Amazon, finds thrilling new ways to tell an old story.

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A Black Man Bird-Watching in Central Park Asked a White Woman to Leash Her Dog. She Called the Cops.

‘I‘m going to tell them there‘s an African-American man threatening my life,‘ the woman threatened.

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How Do You Sell a 15 Million Penthouse While the World Falls Apart?

An interview with a New York City real estate agent.

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Dear Care and Feeding: My Stoner Friend Wants to Host My Daughter for a Sleepover

Parenting advice on babysitting while high, coronavirus child care, and toddler sleep transitions.

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Coronavirus Has Taught Me That Living Far From Your Family Is a Mistake

With normal air travel now impossible, we who‘ve made lives far from family are facing a painful reckoning.

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My 86-Year Old Dad Wrecked His Car. He Still Won‘t Hand over the Keys.

Stop trying to parent your aging parents.

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I Wrote a Manifesto in Opposition to My Parents‘ Quarantine Overscheduling

And it worked, too.

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This Is Still Happening: Jared Kushner

It‘s depressing and infuriating to contemplate the amount of influence over all of our lives that has been handed to Kushner.

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When Coronavirus Came to Navajo Nation

The pandemic has laid bare the federal neglect of Navajo Nation.

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WHO Pauses Hydroxychloroquine Coronavirus Trial Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization says it is choosing to err on the side of caution before deciding how to proceed.

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Watch New Zealand‘s Prime Minister Keep Cool as Earthquake Strikes During Live Interview

Jacinda Ardern had already been receiving lots of global praise for the way she has led the country through the coronavirus crisis.

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I Think It Would Be Kinder to My Husband If I Got a Secret Lover

He doesn‘t satisfy me. Why does he need to know?

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Watching B-List Celebrities Wish Other People a Happy Birthday Is My Quarantine Therapy

Ever wondered how many times Ladarius Marshall can call a Cameo client ‘Boo‘? Wonder no more!

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A Met Curator Explains Why You Need to See Art in Person

Plus, do curators have to love the art they‘re spotlighting?

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Trump Threatens to Move GOP Convention From North Carolina Over Coronavirus Restrictions

Trump called on Gov. Roy Cooper to give an immediate answer on whether Republicans will be able to fill the convention center to capacity in late August.

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Everything I Love About The Real Housewives, in One Exquisite Bottle Episode

Laughs, tears, catchphrases, and vaginal rejuvenation.

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