Andrew Santella

Andrew Santella's essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review and GQ.

Dec. 18 2013 11:05 AMWhy We Celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25Is it Jesus’ birthday, an ancient marketing ploy, or something else?
Dec. 24 2008 7:33 AMAre Christians Stingy?When believers don't believe in giving.
Nov. 19 2007 7:20 AMThanks, but No ThanksThe debate over "the war on Christmas" spreads to Thanksgiving.
May 4 2007 11:24 AMRite TurnCan the Latin Mass make a comeback?
Dec. 21 2005 7:16 AMThe War on Christmas, the PrequelWhen the holiday was banned.
Oct. 31 2005 6:29 AMHands Across Catholic AmericaShould churchgoers hold hands during Mass?
Feb. 27 2009 6:56 AMThe Church SearchWhy American churchgoers like to shop around.
March 19 2008 7:01 AMChanging StationsWhat's wrong with tweaking the Good Friday tradition to make room for child mortality, the environment, and other global problems?
July 9 2007 5:27 PMBene, Vidi, ViciPope Benedict XVI brings back the old Latin Mass—but will Catholics embrace it?
Feb. 28 2006 12:22 PMGet LentProtestants do the sober season.
Nov. 17 2005 2:13 PMThe Sin BoxWhy have Catholics stopped lining up at the confessional?



Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 21 2014 12:40 PM Asamkirche: The Rococo Church Where Death Hides in Plain Sight
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller's Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Doctor, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.