Slate: The giant squid stalker
The enigmatic giant squid can grow to 35 feet or longer, and its eye is as big as your head. But it lives about 1,000 feet below the surface and deeper, and it had only been glimpsed a few times at the surface and photographed alive once.
Slate's Explainer: Can states exile people?
A Washington, D.C., judge ordered a man to stay out of the District of Columbia as a condition of his release from jail this week. Rives Miller Grogan was arrested for climbing a tree near the Capitol as part of a protest during President Obama's inauguration. Can you be banished from a state?
Slate: Is the neurodiversity movement misrepresenting autism?
Much of what we know about autism has changed since my son Jonah was diagnosed in 2001, but the metaphors we use to conceptualize it have remained largely the same.
Slate: How to make a Justin Bieber song
The song demonstrates the weird mix of euphoria and precision that now characterizes pop music: Every note sounds focus-group tested and groomed to perfection. You get the sense that the man behind the track is part composer, part gem cutter and part drill sergeant.
Slate: New Monopoly token will ruin game, possibly America
The board game Monopoly will soon lose a classic token and gain a new one, by way of a public vote on Facebook. It may sound like harmless fun, but is in fact a travesty, though not for the sake of nostalgia or preservational instinct.
Slate: Can this man save pinball?
Pinball is just barely alive. For a small-business man from New Jersey, there was only one thing to do: Create history's greatest pinball machine, one that would introduce a new generation to the pleasures of a well-struck ramp shot.
Slate: How to write a memoir
It may be time to think methodically about what separates good confessional writing from bad confessional writing. There are a million different ways to write personally and some of them are undoubtedly better than others.
One of the greatest prison escapes of modern times
The capture last Friday of fugitive bank robber and prison escapee Kenneth Conley brings to an end one of the most entertaining and unbelievable crime stories in recent memory.
Slate: The Oxygen network thinks young women want horrible TV
Apparently what I've been looking for all my life is a Birkin bag, my mother to judge my teen-age dating decisions and a man to pop the question after humiliating me.
Slate: What's up with 'crazy eyes'?
Are dilated pupils a sign of mental illness?
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