Adrian Chen

Adrian Chen is a freelance writer and an editor at The New Inquiry.

Books
July 9 2014 10:20 AMHow to Get Into the Writers’ RoomInterviews with Adam McKay, Amy Poehler, Mike Schur, and other top comedy writers.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 17 2012 11:12 AMThe Culture Gabfest: I Did It for the Lulz EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Argo, the Reddit Violentacrez controversy, and Cook’s Illustrated.
Culturebox
Oct. 29 2009 9:36 AMI Spend My Free Time With Dead PeopleThe strange hobby of graving.
Explainer
Aug. 12 2009 6:51 PMCan We Stop Saying Retarded Yet?Yes, it's "intellectually disabled."
Brow Beat
Aug. 10 2009 11:38 AMToday's Google Trends: Connor Cruise is a Wolverine
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2009 11:59 AMToday's Google Trends: "Psycho Donuts" Inspires Mad Puns
Explainer
July 31 2009 7:14 AMUnshreddableHow to reassemble a shredded document.
Brow Beat
July 27 2009 11:10 AMToday's Google Trends: The Complete Verse of Stephon Marbury
Brow Beat
July 20 2009 10:46 AMThe Most Isolated Man in the Universe
Brow Beat
July 13 2009 11:59 AMToday's Google Trends: "TV Tropes"
Summer Movies
July 7 2009 7:00 AM"That Was Way Too Close!"Wonderfully absurd escapes from mortal danger in the original G.I. Joe cartoon.
Brow Beat
July 1 2009 10:49 AMToday's Google Trends: Diversity Visa Lottery Jackpot Reaches 50,000 Green Cards
Brow Beat
June 25 2009 7:41 PMSlate on Michael Jackson
Brow Beat
June 22 2009 11:28 AMToday's Google Trends: Kodachrome Taken Away
Brow Beat
June 19 2009 10:32 AMToday's Google Trends: Happy Quadruple Witching Day
Culturebox
Jan. 8 2014 3:36 PMThere Can Never Be Enough White SpaceWhy is no one enraged about the New York Times redesign?
Recycled
Feb. 2 2010 1:24 PMRahm Emanuel Calls Liberals "F---ing Retarded"He should have said they were "f---ing intellectually disabled."
Brow Beat
Aug. 14 2009 7:44 PMDid Michael Jackson Have To Approve The Beatles: Rock Band?
Brow Beat
Aug. 12 2009 9:42 AMToday's Google Trends: 60 to 80 Reasons To Stay Up Late Tonight
Recycled
Aug. 6 2009 1:04 PM"That Was Way Too Close!"Wonderfully absurd escapes from mortal danger in the original G.I. Joe cartoon.
Brow Beat
Aug. 3 2009 10:43 AMToday's Google Trends: "Shark!"
Brow Beat
July 29 2009 11:09 AMToday's Google Trends: Skip Gates and Sgt. Crowley—Long-Lost Cousins?
Brow Beat
July 22 2009 11:32 AMNASA's Three Body Problem
Brow Beat
July 15 2009 11:19 AMToday's Google Trends: Flying Pets
Brow Beat
July 8 2009 11:07 AMToday's Google Trends: Lindsay Lohan, Civil Conspirator?
Brow Beat
July 6 2009 11:15 AMWorld's Oldest Bible Now Fireproof!
Brow Beat
June 29 2009 11:56 AMToday's Google Trends: M.J. Weighed Eight Stones
Brow Beat
June 24 2009 11:12 AMToday's Google Trends: How Rotten Is Transformers 2?
Explainer
June 19 2009 6:42 PMWhy Do Doctors Wear White Coats?Because they say "science."
Brow Beat
June 17 2009 1:08 PMToday's Google Trends: Obama Kills Fly

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Photos of the Crowds That Took Over NYC for the People’s Climate March

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The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

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A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

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A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Photography
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 22 2014 9:39 AM Adrian Peterson Has a Terrible Contract, and Cutting Him Would Save the Vikings a Lot of Money
  Life
The Eye
Sept. 22 2014 9:12 AM What Is This Singaporean Road Sign Trying to Tell Us?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Science
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
  Sports
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.