Alan Siegel

Alan Siegel is a writer in Washington, D.C. You can reach him at and follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
June 18 2010 5:17 PMDive of the Day: Argentina's Gabriel Heinze
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June 17 2010 2:17 PMDive of the Day: Uruguay’s Luis Suarez
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June 16 2010 10:13 AMDive of the Day: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo
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June 14 2010 11:57 AMIntroducing the Dive of the Day
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June 10 2010 9:56 AMGet To Know Your Phenoms
Sports Nut
June 8 2010 4:12 PMThe Captain of CrunchIs Kobe Bryant really the best clutch player in the NBA?
Sports Nut
May 31 2010 12:22 AMHello, World CupAssessing Team USA's chances after a final tuneup for South Africa.
Brow Beat
June 18 2010 2:29 PMSlovenia Discovers the Best Propaganda Ever
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June 16 2010 2:48 PMCan Ear Plugs Silence Vuvuzelas? A Slate Experiment.
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June 15 2010 11:38 AMDive of the Day: Italy's Daniele De Rossi
Brow Beat
June 10 2010 1:43 PMWhat if the Cup Runneth Over?
June 9 2010 7:05 AMWhy Do Brazilian Soccer Players Have No Last Names?And other World Cup questions, answered by the Explainer.
June 3 2010 2:02 PMWait, It Was a Perfect Game!Can Major League Baseball go back and change an umpire's ruling?



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. What Exactly Is Holding Us Back?

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PM Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS But the next president might. 
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM Should Men Still Open Doors for Women? Or is it ungentlemanly to do so at all?  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PM Is Nonfiction the Patriarch of Literary Genres?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:31 PM Did You Catch Walter White’s Blink-and-You’ll-Miss-It Cameo in Godzilla?
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 5:26 PM If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?