Alexander Star

Alexander Star is a writer who lives in Brooklyn. This fall, he will begin editing the "Ideas" section of the Boston Globe.

June 16 2008 6:53 AMLiberalism in the Levant?One man's dreams suggest some lessons.
The Breakfast Table
May 9 2002 12:59 PMHummingbirds and Hands Full of Breasts
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May 8 2002 12:25 PMUpon Reading Gates' Holt ...
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May 7 2002 1:20 PMRock Critics on Campus
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May 6 2002 12:47 PMMore French Revelations
Dec. 10 1997 3:30 AMUncoolHas hipness become the opiate of the masses?
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May 9 2002 6:32 PMSpider-Man Gaffes and Farewell
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May 8 2002 3:17 PMAnimal-Lover Killers
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May 7 2002 6:48 PMEvaporated Starbucks Angst
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May 6 2002 6:29 PMWoody Allen Repeats Himself
April 25 2002 4:15 PMThe filming of Philip K. Dick.
High Concept
Sept. 18 1996 3:30 AMStealing BeautyThe joy of reading returns to the classroom.



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. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PM Watch Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  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. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.