Oh, BoyPrudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
Long-Lost Father in the Next TownI’ve found my biological dad. Should I try to contact him?
Getting Out of HandPrudie advises a woman whose 14-year-old son is pleasuring himself too much and in odd places.
Park the Car in ____ YardPrudie advises a Harvard student embarrassed to say the school’s name.
Can’t Stomach ItI was shamed for getting gastric bypass surgery. Should I keep the procedure a secret?
Drive-By BountyPrudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
Etiquette for Loaning Your PhoneSomeone borrowed my phone to chat instead of make a call. Is that weird?
Killing With KindnessPrudie counsels a woman whose in-laws want to throw a big, exhausting get-well-from-cancer party.
All Shook UpMy 11-year-old has been exploring herself with my “back massager.” Should I stop her?
Can of WormsPrudie offers advice to a letter writer who wants to blackmail a famous ex with tapes of his fetish.
Terror Next DoorPrudie advises a letter writer whose husband is dangerously, violently obsessed with the neighbors.
Hanky-Panky PoliticsI once had an affair with a man now running for office. Should I come forward?
No Son of MinePrudie advises a man who discovered his child by surrogate is not biologically his.
Left Out by the GangOur friends all went on a trip without us. I never want to see them again.
Gone MomPrudie advises a woman who wishes to leave her young daughter and husband behind.
The Slate Archives Podcast: “My Husband’s Other Wife” June Thomas tells us about her favorite Slate piece.
Mixed Feelings About a MixtapeMy boyfriend gave me a mixtape, but all the songs are weird or depressing.
The Lonely TeetotalerPrudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
Naked and AfraidPrudie offers advice on whether a young boy should sleep in the same room with his nude grandfather.
Home WorkPrudie advises a man who wants to be a stay-at-home dad, but his wife refuses.
TODAY IN SLATE
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93
The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
Ben Bradlee Dead at 93 The legendary Washington Post editor presided over the paper’s Watergate coverage.
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals
The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again
I’m 25. I Have $250.03.
My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Behind the Scenes
Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.