Andrew Santella

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

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

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.