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Because what Christmas needs is a wine drinking witch.

Dear Prudence
Dec. 22 2014 3:09 PMFather’s ChristmasPrudie counsels a woman uncertain how to mourn her dad’s passing so close to the holidays.
Outward
Dec. 22 2014 12:11 PMBeautiful Tylenol Ad Puts a Lesbian Family in a Norman Rockwell Painting
The Vault
Dec. 22 2014 12:00 PMBlind Kids' Experiences at the Early-20th-Century Museum of Natural History, in Photos
Atlas Obscura
Dec. 22 2014 11:48 AMThe '60s Spaceship Homes that Never Quite Took Off
Outward
Dec. 22 2014 11:00 AMHow Chris Rock’s Top Five Gets Undercut by an Ill-Advised Gay Joke
Outward
Dec. 22 2014 9:49 AMHow Do We Quantify Progress on LGBTQ Issues? 
Outward
Dec. 19 2014 4:18 PMTitle VII Sex Discrimination Protections Now Cover Transgender Workers
The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 12:30 PMA Vision of the Utter Chaos That Was Early-19th-Century Firefighting
The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 9:29 AMThe Most Beautiful and Intelligent Historical Coffee-Table Books of 2014
Holidays
Dec. 19 2014 9:27 AMThe Santa ConspiracyMy first crisis of belief.
The Eye
Dec. 19 2014 9:06 AMOne Guru’s Approach to Decluttering Your Home—and Your Life
Holidays
Dec. 18 2014 7:39 PMPostpone ChristmasWe should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
Atlas Obscura
Dec. 18 2014 2:24 PMAt These French Caves, Everyday Objects Turn to Stone
The Eye
Dec. 18 2014 12:12 PMWhat Do These New York Road Signs’ Odd Markings Mean?
Culturebox
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMBehind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
The Eye
Dec. 22 2014 1:25 PMThese London Designers Created Their Dream Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Living Rooms—in Miniature
The Shortcut
Dec. 22 2014 12:01 PMHow to Make Santa Real to Your KidsMay as well go all the way.
Live Chats
Dec. 22 2014 12:00 PMDear Prudence Live ChatFor Dec. 22, 2014.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 22 2014 11:43 AMIs It Kosher to Talk About the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”?
Holidays
Dec. 22 2014 10:35 AMThere Were No Selfies in the 1900s. But There Were Postcards.Before Americans sent greeting cards, they used postcards to create idealized images of themselves and their lives.
Holidays
Dec. 22 2014 9:27 AMSanta Claus Should Not Be a White Man AnymoreIt’s time to give St. Nick his long overdue makeover.
Lexicon Valley
Dec. 19 2014 2:09 PMLanguage Travel Tips: How to Talk to Someone Who Doesn’t Speak Much English
Atlas Obscura
Dec. 19 2014 11:50 AMAbandoned Nicosia Airport Has Been Trapped in a DMZ for 40 Years
Holidays
Dec. 19 2014 9:28 AMYou Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa ClausI spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
The Vault
Dec. 19 2014 9:15 AMThe Goofy, Anti-Nazi Parody Video That Enraged Goebbels
Quora
Dec. 19 2014 7:09 AMWhy Do Skiers and Snowboarders Dislike Each Other?
Outward
Dec. 18 2014 3:40 PMWhy 2014 Was the Year of “Trans Art”
Drink
Dec. 18 2014 2:06 PMThe Rise of the Four-Figure CocktailBartenders are charging hundreds and even thousands of dollars per drink. It’s as indefensible as it sounds.
The Vault
Dec. 18 2014 12:10 PMA Detailed, Majestic Diagram of Two British Ships of War, From an 18th-Century Encyclopedia
Holidays
Dec. 18 2014 10:45 AMThe Regift of the MagiThe three wise men seek the Messiah in the Jersey suburbs.

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