A Slate Guide to Christmas By the ghost of Christmas past.
A Senator’s Open Christmas Letter to the Racially Divided City of Boston, 1974
Madrid’s Christmas Lights Take a Walk on the Moon
Hail MaryYou have more in common with the mother of Jesus than you think.
Photo BombI found hundreds of explicit pictures of my daughter.
What a Beachside Obama Presidential Library in Hawaii Might Look Like
Is Chinese Takeout Really More Popular on Christmas?A look inside GrubHub’s data.
Inside Higher Ed
Trigger Warnings in the ClassroomProfessors debate whether future lawyers need to discuss cases involving rape while they’re in school.
Why “Affirmative Consent” Matters, and Why It Should Be the Standard for Everyone
This Vermont Farm Harvests and Sells Spider Webs
Hopeful Hand-Embroidered Christmas Cards, Sent Home From the Front During WWI
Bach’s PrayerReflections on giving.
Is Brainwashing Real?
Forget Santa. You Should Celebrate La Befana.Because what Christmas needs is a wine drinking witch.
These London Designers Created Their Dream Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Living Rooms—in Miniature
The Weird, Embarrassing, Fascinating Things People Asked Librarians Before the Internet
What’s a Militant Lesbian? (Video.)
Christmas Feeling a Little Too Cheery? The Vicious Holiday Special Should Help.
What’s It Like to Own a Shiba Inu?
Dear Prudence Live ChatFor Dec. 29, 2014.
What Can Popular Presents Tell Us About Linguistics? A (Metaphorical) Gift Guide.
FDA to Revise Blood Ban, Allow Gay Men to Donate—if They’re Celibate
How Did Roasting Vegetables Become a Thing? Boiling used to be the default vegetable cooking method. We attempt to trace the shift from stovetop to oven.
Why the F Aren’t You Reading This New Blog About Swearing?
Bachelor of DesignThe history, future, and proper appointments of the bachelor pad.
Holy NightThe little-known Jewish holiday of Christmas Eve. Seriously.
Why Is BuzzFeed Making Straight Guys Do Gay Stuff?
Crime at the BalletPrudie advises a parent sworn to secrecy about a daughter’s predatory dance instructor.
Father’s ChristmasPrudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
Beautiful Tylenol Ad Puts a Lesbian Family in a Norman Rockwell Painting