Hi, I’m David Plotz, the editor of Slate. In practice, this means I go to a lot of meetings. Then, at parties, I take credit for anything brilliant written by Matt Yglesias, Emily Yoffe, or Farhad Manjoo.
When I’m not fending off my wife Hanna Rosin’s attempt to destroy the males of the species, I host the Slate Political Gabfest with Emily Bazelon and John Dickerson. (We’re doing a live one in Washington, D.C., next week.) I wrote a book about a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners (completely weird and 100 percent true) and a book about the Bible (completely weird and 20 percent true). I’ve also written a lot about my love of barbecue, pies, and Friday Night Lights, and my hatred of pandas.
Join me Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. ET on Reddit, where I’ll be happy to answer whatever questions you have about Slate, the Gabfest, sperm banks, the Bible, the Washington Post Company’s 401(k) plan, or anything else.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.