A.J. McCarthy

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate video blogger.

The Spot
June 20 2014 7:06 PMOne Video to Clear Up Your Offside Confusion for Good
Brow Beat
June 19 2014 12:56 PMIf The Goonies Really Does Get a Sequel, This Is What It Must Include
The Spot
June 13 2014 5:13 PMThis World Cup Commercial Featuring the Chilean Miners Will Give You Chills
The Slatest
June 12 2014 4:44 PMWatch George H.W. Bush Celebrate His 90th Birthday by Falling 10,000 Feet
The Slatest
June 10 2014 3:54 PMWatch the Stirring Attack on Washington's NFL Franchise That Will Air During the NBA Finals
Over There
June 9 2014 10:51 AMWhat It’s Like to Be 50 Yards Away From an Exploding Car BombFirst silence, then chaos.
Over There
June 5 2014 2:45 PMWatching Richard III With Bashar al-AssadNot long ago, the Syrian dictator was a darling of the West.
June 3 2014 12:19 PMA Huge Solar Flare, Up CloseCourtesy of NASA's new solar observatory.
The Spot
May 30 2014 1:32 PMThe World Cup in Super Slow Motion
Future Tense
May 29 2014 9:00 AMThis Invention Will Make Your Horrible Studio Apartment Three Times Bigger (Sort Of)
Wild Things
May 27 2014 5:02 PMWatch the Smithsonian Zoo's Otters Do Their Best Mozart Impression
Brow Beat
May 12 2014 4:11 PMPlease Don’t Frak up the Battlestar Galactica Movie
The Slatest
May 8 2014 2:24 PMSyrian Civil War Discussion Turns Into Awkward TV Studio Brawl (Video)
May 5 2014 2:59 PMWatch Joel McHale and President Obama Roast Chris Christie, CNN, and John Boehner's TanThe full remarks from the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The Slatest
April 30 2014 9:29 PMGerry Adams Arrested in Connection with IRA-Related Kidnapping and Murder
Future Tense
June 20 2014 12:02 PMThe Full-Body Suit That Will Tell Paralympians When They're Hurt
The Slatest
June 19 2014 12:02 PMPeruvian Woman Not Happy Her Husband Got Drunk and Decided to Fight a Bull (Video)
Over There
June 13 2014 12:14 PMThe Tragic Lives of Damascus ProstitutesFor many women, it’s the only way to survive. 
Over There
June 11 2014 11:01 AMThe Unthinkable Scale of the Syrian Refugee CrisisJordan’s fourth largest city is a refugee camp. Lebanon’s population is a quarter refugee.  
Over There
June 10 2014 12:25 PMHow to Turn a Small Protest Into a Civil WarThe moment Assad’s Syria changed forever. 
Over There
June 6 2014 1:40 PM“Cairo Writes, Beirut Publishes, and Baghdad Reads”The fallen culture of Iraq and the legacy of the U.S. invasion.
Future Tense
June 3 2014 4:10 PMThe Trailer for the New Mortal Kombat Is Out, and It Looks Sort of ... Eh
Wild Things
May 30 2014 4:29 PMWild Siberian Tiger Caught on Video in China
May 29 2014 4:24 PMWingsuit Skydivers Soar Over Lower ManhattanDefinitely look down. 
The Slatest
May 28 2014 3:45 PMWatch 50 Cent Throw a First Pitch and Miss Home Plate By 30 Feet
Future Tense
May 16 2014 12:22 PMRobot's Goodbye to Astronaut Will Warm Your Heart (or Terrify You)
Wild Things
May 9 2014 5:07 PMDo You Want to Watch Lion Cubs Learn How to Swim? Of Course You Do.
The Slatest
May 7 2014 2:20 PMNew Video Shows Absurdly Lucky Stowaway's First Steps in Hawaii
Future Tense
May 2 2014 5:41 PMCall of Duty: Advanced Warfare Imagines a Frank Underwood Presidency
Brow Beat
April 28 2014 4:57 PMIt Looks Like HBO’s Leftovers Adaptation May Please Those of Us Who Loved the Book




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

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

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

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

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
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 Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
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.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
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.