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 Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Can’t Take a Joke My family mercilessly teases to show affection, but my boyfriend doesn’t get it.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.