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Slate: The Undercover Economist

Corrections

<p>In an Oct. 23&nbsp;<a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/video/video/2014/10/real_satanic_rituals_satanism_is_real_but_not_what_you_think_video.html">Video</a>, Daniel Hub...

Play the Slate News Quiz

<p>Welcome back to <strong><em>Slate</em></strong>’s weekly news quiz. I’m your host, 74-time <em>Jeopardy! </em>winner Ken Jennings.</p>

Don’t Just Sit There

<p>People hate commuting. Whether you’re inching along in traffic or avoiding eye contact with strangers on public transportation, your commute is something you’re resigned to tolerate—...

Tastes Like James Joyce

<p><strong>Listen to Episode 121 of <em>Slate</em>’s The Gist:</strong></p>

The Scene of the Crime

<p>In his <a href="http://m.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/source-darren-wilson-says-michael-brown-kept-charging-at-him/article_d2cf8b20-c517-592b-96ba-77d8a5f46fef.html?mobile_t...

The End of Pregnancy

<p>Sigmund Freud famously maintained that boys grow up with “castration anxiety,” or the fear of losing their penises, while girls suffer from “penis envy,” or a longing to have penis...

Devil in a Trenchcoat

<p><strong></strong><em>This </em><a href="http://www.vulture.com/2014/10/secret-history-of-john-constantine.html?wpsrc=nymag"><strong><em>article<...

Seriously, Evolution: WTF?

<p>I don’t remember now how I first came across the lizard video. Maybe it popped up somewhere in the endless stream of journal articles that, as a freelance science writer, I scroll throug...

You Win, Air New Zealand

<p>Strange but true: When flying commercial, hobbits are required to wear junior-sized life jackets. You know, because they’re little. That useful Frodo-related in-flight factoid is just on...

Mom and Dad Are Fighting: Your Own Personal Fantasyland Edition

<p><strong>Listen to Mom and Dad Are Fighting by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:</strong></p>