Adam L. Penenberg

Adam L. Penenberg is an assistant professor at New York University and assistant director of the business and economic reporting program in the school's department of journalism. You can email him at

Nov. 7 2013 4:39 PM“A Heart Beating Around Her Finger”How a close call in the ER turned a young doctor into a surgical visionary.
Jan. 25 2006 12:29 PMGoogle vs. DoJWhy the subpoena fight is all about public relations.
Jan. 9 2006 1:10 PMMicrosoft vs. Computer SecurityWhy the software giant still can't get it right.
Dec. 12 2005 5:02 PMApple's Next MoveHow Steve Jobs can put a hammerlock on digital video.
Nov. 29 2005 3:31 PMWho Controls the Internet?Why it doesn't matter if the United States is in charge.
Nov. 14 2005 5:47 PMDigital Rights MismanagementHow Apple, Microsoft, and Sony cash in on piracy prevention.
Nov. 1 2005 1:34 PMPrivacy for SaleHow to buy online anonymity.
Oct. 17 2005 4:48 PMThe Death of TelevisionWill the Internet replace the boob tube?
Oct. 3 2005 1:36 PMMe Against My StudentsHow I use the Internet to combat plagiarists, fabulists, and cheaters.
Jan. 31 2006 3:03 PMSearch Engine DiplomacyHow tech companies should do business in China.
Jan. 17 2006 5:10 PMInternet FreeloadersShould Google have to pay for the bandwidth it consumes?
Dec. 20 2005 3:15 PMThe End of Moore's LawMicrochips are getting smaller—and that's the problem.
Dec. 5 2005 5:46 PMThe Right Price for Digital MusicWhy 99 cents per song is too much, and too little.
Nov. 22 2005 12:33 PMRed HerringDon't listen to Bill Gates. The open-source movement isn't communism.
Nov. 7 2005 4:51 PMCookie MonstersThe innocuous text files that Web surfers love to hate.
Oct. 24 2005 5:20 PMThe Fight Over WirelessWill we get Internet access from big government or big business?
Oct. 10 2005 4:49 PMHas Google Peaked?Potential obstacles for the world's hottest tech company.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.