How the Brain Got Its ButtocksSixteenth-century anatomists couldn't keep their minds out of the gutter.
Are You There God? It's Me, Brain.How our innate theory of mind gives rise to the divine creator.
A Forgotten Scandal in Baltimore’s High SocietyCrooked lawyers sprang inmates from an asylum to make them slaves.
The Prideful, Arrogant President of Chick-fil-AWhy ignorance of human sexuality is dangerous.
Eugene Hoskins Is His NameThe long-forgotten story of a black autistic man in Oxford, Miss., who crossed paths with William Faulkner.
The Human Skin ConditionMother Nature gave us pimples, and then she made us self-conscious about them.
Naughty by NatureWhat should we think of people whose addled brains are driving them to nymphomania?
The Strong, Loud Type Chris Christie is offering a blunt-talking tough-guy routine to win over voters.
The XX Factor
Duggar Revelations Are Just the Latest Sex Abuse Scandal to Rock Far-Right Fundamentalism
What Happened at Slate This Week? Assistant interactives editor Andrew Kahn on the best of Slate, from the history of slavery to Mad Men.
Ironic Misandry Claims Its First Victim A woman tweets #KillAllWhiteMen and the Internet explodes.
How Things Break Ali fought Liston 50 years ago. Two legends were born, but another was broken.