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
Blind Kids' Experiences at the Early-20th-Century Museum of Natural History, in Photos
The '60s Spaceship Homes that Never Quite Took Off
How Chris Rock’s Top Five Gets Undercut by an Ill-Advised Gay Joke
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Title VII Sex Discrimination Protections Now Cover Transgender Workers
A Vision of the Utter Chaos That Was Early-19th-Century Firefighting
The Most Beautiful and Intelligent Historical Coffee-Table Books of 2014
The Santa ConspiracyMy first crisis of belief.
One Guru’s Approach to Decluttering Your Home—and Your Life
Postpone ChristmasWe should celebrate Jesus’ birth in early February, not the end of December.
At These French Caves, Everyday Objects Turn to Stone
What Do These New York Road Signs’ Odd Markings Mean?
Behind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014.
These London Designers Created Their Dream Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Living Rooms—in Miniature
How to Make Santa Real to Your KidsMay as well go all the way.
Dear Prudence Live ChatFor Dec. 22, 2014.
Is It Kosher to Talk About the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”?
There 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.
Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man AnymoreIt’s time to give St. Nick his long overdue makeover.
Language Travel Tips: How to Talk to Someone Who Doesn’t Speak Much English
Abandoned Nicosia Airport Has Been Trapped in a DMZ for 40 Years
You Did Not See Mommy Kissing Santa ClausI spoiled Santa for a classmate in third grade and have felt guilty about it ever since.
The Goofy, Anti-Nazi Parody Video That Enraged Goebbels
Why Do Skiers and Snowboarders Dislike Each Other?
Why 2014 Was the Year of “Trans Art”
The Rise of the Four-Figure CocktailBartenders are charging hundreds and even thousands of dollars per drink. It’s as indefensible as it sounds.
A Detailed, Majestic Diagram of Two British Ships of War, From an 18th-Century Encyclopedia
The Regift of the MagiThe three wise men seek the Messiah in the Jersey suburbs.