How Pixar’s Inside Out Avoided Its Greatest Danger: Becoming An “After-School Special”

Inside Out is a complex film about the human psyche, but it has a really simple message: Sadness is an important part of life. You can’t have joy without sadness, and growing up means accepting that memories can be happy and sad. Director Pete Docter told io9 it was hard to avoid making this feel like an “after-school… »10/06/15 12:18pmToday 12:18pm

Why Margaret Atwood Is a Samantha: An Interview With Slaughterhouse 90210's Maris Kreizman

A little more than six years ago, Maris Kreizman started a Tumblr in which she paired literary quotes with photos from television shows called Slaughterhouse 90210. Over the years, she combined Designing Women with Tolstoy, The Sopranos with Woolf, and, well, you get the picture. Unsurprisingly, the Tumblr took off,… »10/06/15 11:50amToday 11:50am

Carson Thinks Loss of Gun Rights Would Be 'More Devastating' Than Actual Death 

In a Facebook Q&A on Monday, presidential candidate and real-life zombie Ben Carson wrote that while he’d “spent many a night pulling bullets out of bodies,” he “never saw a body with bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away.” »10/06/15 11:10amToday 11:10am

Paris Fashion Week: Welcome to Chanel Airlines, Karl Will Be Your Pilot

Karl Lagerfeld, of late, has been somewhat obsessed with the domain of the proles—this idea of populist spaces, except they’re “elevated” to his standards of Chanel bourgeoisie. Recent runway shows have included a Chanel supermarché and a faux feminist protest, both of which were received with giddy enthusiasm, so his… »10/06/15 10:35amToday 10:35am

Stephenie Meyer Releases Gender-Swapped Twilight 'Revamp' With Grammatical Corrections

It’s been ten years since Twilight first poked its sparkly head into the world and started teaching teens about the abusive and inappropriate relationships between humans, vampires, and something called The Volturi (which has honestly always scared me a little), so Stephenie Meyer is dusting off her greatest hit and… »10/06/15 10:30amToday 10:30am

Inspiring: These State Reps Who Got Kicked Out of Office After Having Affair Are Both Trying to Get Reelected

Welcome to Big Time Small-Time Dicks, a regular column on The Slot that explores local politicians, small-town scandals and everything else making life miserable on a local level. Know a small time person who is a big time dick we should feature? Email us. »10/06/15 10:10amToday 10:10am

Rihanna On Rachel Dolezal 'I Think She Was a Bit of a Hero'

Rihanna is on the cover of November’s Vanity Fair, and is the subject of a wonderful profile inside. In it, she discusses her upcoming album, her business, her sex life, and—most surprisingly—her thoughts on Rachel Dolezal, the woman who made headlines this summer for identifying as black, despite...well, you remember. »10/06/15 9:25amToday 9:25am

Suspension Upheld Of 12-Year-Old Black Boy Who Stared At A White Girl

In September 2014, a 12-year-old black boy was suspended from a private Catholic school for “staring” at a white girl. The boy claimed that the two were engaged in a “staring contest,” and his parents took the dispute to court, hoping to have the suspension removed. Today an Ohio court ordered that it would instead be… »10/05/15 11:15pmYesterday 11:15pm