A.J. McCarthy

A.J. McCarthy is a Slate Video blogger.

Science
July 16 2014 12:30 PMThe Magnified View of a Rotifer in the Fight of Its Life As featured in Nikon's Small World in Motion competition.
The Slatest
July 3 2014 6:57 PMRIP Louis Zamperini; Olympian and Subject of Unbroken Dies at 97
Sports Nut
June 24 2014 3:26 PMCleveland's Plan to Win Back LeBron JamesThis is owner Dan Gilbert's "dare to be great" situation.
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.
Video
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
Video
July 7 2014 2:22 PMMalcolm Gladwell, Meet Amazon's VP of FulfillmentThe sitdown every Hachette writer wants to have. 
Future Tense
June 25 2014 4:29 PMThis Video of North Atlantic Air Traffic Is Shockingly Beautiful 
The Spot
June 24 2014 9:41 AMIn Defense of Italy: Why You Should Love the Most-Hated Team in the World
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
Video
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.

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The XX Factor
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Music

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Moneybox
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  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 2 2014 9:19 AM Alibaba’s Founder on Why His Company Is Killing It in China
  Life
Outward
Oct. 2 2014 9:58 AM No Word Yet From the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 10:04 AM Wearing the Button-Down Shirt of the Boy You Once Loved
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 2 2014 9:49 AM In Medicine We Trust Should we worry that so many of the doctors treating Ebola in Africa are missionaries?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?