The Platinum Coin Option (Jan. 3, 2013)
Refugees of the Modern World (April 13, 2013)
The “electrosensitive” are moving to a cellphone-free town. But is their disease real?
Long Lives Made Humans Human (Sept. 9, 2013)
Old people were invented in the Paleolithic Age and perfected in the 20th century.
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs (Sept. 9, 2013)
Why are we so sure that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
The Men Who Eat Everything (Nov. 7, 2013)
A New Yorker writer looks at the fringes of food culture.
These Are the Most Magnificent Chickens You’ll Ever See (Feb. 18, 2013)
Thesis Hatement (April 5, 2013)
Getting a literature Ph.D. will turn you into an emotional trainwreck, not a professor.
The Magnificent Nightmare of the Billy Bookcase (Aug. 22, 2013)
Ikea is so good at so many things. Why is it so bad at delivery?
Men Should Wear Makeup (Sept. 20, 2013)
This is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb. Guys, pick up the airbrush already.
No Thanksgivukkah (Nov. 24, 2013)
The portmanteau holiday is bad for Jews and bad for America.
Pain In the Assad, Continued (Sept. 13, 2013)
Syria won’t follow through on chemical weapons compliance unless we stay ready to strike.
Cool Story (Sept. 30, 2013)
What does “cool” even mean in 2013?
Hana’s Story (Nov. 9, 2013)
An adoptee’s tragic fate, and how it could happen again.
The Filibuster Had to Be Killed (Nov. 21, 2013)
How the Republican minority had turned it into an obscene weapon for obstructionism, delay and political mischief.
Why’d Oswald Do It? (Nov. 21, 2013)
It may all come down to a party in Mexico City.
Is Your Electric Fan Trying to Kill You? (Jan. 22, 2013)
Fan death in Korea, the dangers of wearing red in the Philippines, and other momisms from around the world.
Cats Are Evil (Jan. 23, 2013)
Why New Zealand is right to consider banning them in order to save its wildlife.
Please Do Not Chillax (March 6, 2013)
Adjoinages and the death of the American pun.
Why I Study Duck Genitalia (April 2, 2013)
Fox News and other conservative sites miss the point of basic science.
Dogs Who Know How to Shake It (April 18, 2013)