The Culture Gabfest: Falling Off the Treadmill Vomiting EditionSlate's podcast about the year in movies, The Biggest Loser, and the decline of the American shopping mall.
The Unanswered Questions, 2012 EditionWhy do the rich and famous always sunbathe topless? Plus other bafflers from the Explainer's year-end roundup.
Are Humans Monogamous or Polygamous?Archaeologists, anthropologists, and biologists agree: It’s complicated.
The Internet Blowhard’s Favorite PhraseWhy do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation?
The Pleasures of YouTube in Three DimensionsThere’s marvelous 3-D video on the site, and you don’t need glasses to see it.
In Defense of Mike ShanahanWhy the Redskins coach shouldn't be attacked for playing Robert Griffin III.
The Culture Gabfest: Trapped in a Glass Box With Dwarves EditionSlate's podcast about The Hobbit, the A&E series Duck Dynasty, and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at 50.
Flying Air Conditioners: A Minor Study in Risk AssessmentIn a hurricane, is it more dangerous to leave your A/C in the window or try to remove it?
Head GamesSteve James’ new concussion documentary overstates the evidence on head injuries in sports.
The Most Dangerous GameIs baseball really more hazardous to players’ health than football?
Netanyahu’s Deadly Gambit The Israeli prime minister is insincere. The only outcomes that would please him are Iranian regime change or outright war.
The Tamir Rice Case Is Another Example of Good Police Standing Behind Reckless, Dangerous Colleagues
The “Most Pleasurable Portrayal of Libertarianism“ Bonus Segment David, Emily, and John discuss what Parks and Recreation got right about government.