Brian Tucker, President of GeoHazards InternationalWorking with local communities to prevent natural disasters from becoming national catastrophes.
Cynthia Breazeal, Director of the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media LabBuilding robots that understand human emotions and make people healthier.
Computers Are Not HumansDavid Ferrucci, lead researcher for IBM's Watson project, on designing a machine that can understand human language.
Questions for Richard Martin and Meagan HennesseyThe founders of Archeophone Records talk about why they started their label and the importance of musical history.
Questions for Lauren DolgenThe creator of 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom talks about her inspiration for the series.
Tina Fey, Comic GeniusThe 30 Rock creator solved comedy's alleged "women problem" by fighting chauvinism with funny.
Lauren Dolgen, Creator of 16 and Pregnant and Teen MomShe makes entertaining advocacy television that actually works.
The Top Right in BusinessSlate selects five American entrepreneurs who are both wildly inventive and incredibly practical.
Jack Dorsey, Founder of Twitter and SquareTwitter has changed how people communicate. Dorsey's new project Square will transform how you pay for everything.
Troy Carter, Business Manager for Lady GagaHow he has merged old-time marketing with radical new techniques to turn Gaga Inc. into a powerhouse of music, fashion, and media.
Salman Khan, Founder of Khan AcademyHis folksy lectures are revolutionizing how kids learn math and science.
David Ferrucci, Lead Researcher for IBM's Watson ProjectHow do you improve on a computer that beat the world's best Jeopardy! players? Have Watson team up with humanity.
The Top Right in CultureSlate selects five American cultural leaders who are both wildly inventive and incredibly practical.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Creators of the Musical The Book of MormonThey reinvigorated Broadway: by taking musicals back to their roots (and making them more like South Park).
Richard Martin and Meagan Hennessey, Archeophone RecordsBy unearthing lost classics, this husband–and-wife team is helping us rethink the roots of popular music.
Suzanne Collins, Author of the Hunger Games TrilogyHow her dark, bloodthirsty books upended our notions of what young adult fiction should be—and converted waves of skeptical adults in the process.
Top RightSlate's list of the 25 Americans who combine inventiveness and practicality: our best real-world problem-solvers.
Reed Hastings on the Culture of InnovationThe Netflix CEO explains his company's seven essential values.
A Q&A with Method Co-Founder Eric RyanThe green entrepreneur on how to make eco-friendly cleaning products that customers actually like.
Eric Ryan, Co-Founder of MethodHow he's getting consumers to buy green cleaning products by marrying high-end design with environmental science.