Alex Abramovich

Alex Abramovich has been writing for Slate since 2001. In 2008, Riverhead will publish a history of rock 'n' roll he's been working on for the last four years.

Mixing Desk
Sept. 15 2006 7:26 AMDon't Look BackNew albums from Yo La Tengo and TV on the Radio.
Shopping
Nov. 11 2004 4:29 PMListen UpWhich headphones are best?
The Book Club
Oct. 18 2004 10:47 AMLucid and Mind-Bogglingly Good
Shopping
July 9 2004 5:43 PMAt the MoviesWhich film guide is best?
Dvd extras
April 16 2004 6:38 PMOnly the Good Die YoungWas Freaks and Geeks too real for network television?
Television
Jan. 26 2004 5:36 PMTraffic UpdateDoes the third incarnation take a different route?
Obit
Oct. 22 2003 7:08 PMNew York in ReverseElliott Smith's idea of heaven was modest, like everything else about the songwriter.
Music
April 21 2003 8:02 PM8 Mile HighUnknown rappers get to face off with Eminem.
Culturebox
Jan. 14 2002 2:16 PMSam I AmKen Burns' Mark Twain is all Burns and not enough Twain.
Culturebox
Oct. 29 2001 2:50 PMTowering BabelA new translation makes the mighty author stoop.
Culturebox
July 20 2001 8:30 PMThe Apes of WrathThe radical political history of Planet of the Apes. 
Culturebox
June 8 2001 3:00 AMTale of Two PastorsLife that mimics art that mimics God.
Shopping
Dec. 10 2004 6:23 AMTotally WiredWhich espresso machine is best?
The Book Club
Oct. 19 2004 12:21 PMEight Unanswerable Questions?
Shopping
Sept. 2 2004 6:48 AMHit Me With Your Best ShotWhich vodka is the best?
Television
April 23 2004 11:46 AMFever To SellIFC's new reality show, Rocked With Gina Gershon, is all PR and no soul.
Music
April 1 2004 6:22 PMBack to BlackThe long-anticipated Pixies reunion.
Culturebox
Jan. 19 2004 1:16 PMCurator RockDoes the White Stripes' love affair with the past herald a new rock 'n' roll aesthetic?
Culturebox
Oct. 16 2003 4:51 PMSwan SongWhat might School of Rock tell us about the state of rock 'n' roll?
Culturebox
Jan. 14 2003 3:18 PMHit Man Learn to love the tyrant who made Motown.
Culturebox
Dec. 14 2001 10:33 AMATLiens Among UsWhat makes OutKast so good?
Culturebox
Aug. 22 2001 3:00 AMThe Estranged TwinsWoody Allen and Philip Roth: Separated at birth?
Culturebox
June 8 2001 8:30 PMThe Anti-ChristsRadiohead defies rock's own, personal Jesus myth.

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Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.