Ben Blatt

Ben Blatt is a Slate staff writer and co-author of I Don't Care if We Never Get Back. Follow him on Twitter. Email him at ben.blatt@slate.com.

Brow Beat
Aug. 14 2014 4:26 PMWill the Giver Movie Prompt More Schools to Ban the Book?
Brow Beat
July 29 2014 3:59 PMWhich Names Appear the Most in Pop Songs? We Have the Data.
Culturebox
July 17 2014 8:27 AMMeet RutherfordThe surprisingly durable American habit of naming kids after sitting presidents.
Brow Beat
June 30 2014 12:21 PMThe Screenwriter of Alley Cats Strike on Inspiring the Longest Plot Summary on Wikipedia
Culturebox
June 16 2014 1:02 PMD3N1ED PL8S995 vanity plates that were too risqué for the Utah DMV.
Culturebox
June 3 2014 12:35 PMYou Live in Alabama. Here’s How You’re Going to Die.A look at the most common causes of death by state.
Culturebox
May 19 2014 4:15 PMEthiopians in Colorado, Cubans in KentuckyWhat are the biggest immigrant groups in your state?
Culturebox
May 13 2014 7:35 AMTagalog in California, Cherokee in ArkansasWhat language does your state speak?
Culturebox
May 9 2014 7:44 AMWhat Is the Most Valuable State on Jeopardy!?The dollar value of American locales, as determined by Alex Trebek and co.
Culturebox
May 7 2014 7:27 AMMassachusetts Loves ItselfThe Departed, Gladiator, and the Bay State’s self-regard.
Culturebox
May 4 2014 10:30 PMWhich Friends on Friends Were the Closest Friends?Chandler and Joey? Rachel and Monica? Slate crunches the numbers.
Sports Nut
April 15 2014 4:42 PMThe Rams Should Hand Over $135 Trillion to Anyone Who Guesses Their Schedule Exactly
Brow Beat
March 20 2014 8:25 AMA Textual Analysis of Divergent Reveals It’s Just a Lot of Nodding and Head Shaking
The XX Factor
March 5 2014 4:11 PMDo Men Wager More Than Women in Jeopardy? A Slate Investigation.
Movies
Feb. 27 2014 8:31 AMPut Your Oscars Knowledge to the Test With This Screenplay Quiz
History
Aug. 5 2014 11:54 PMWas John Hancock’s Signature Too Big?Or was everyone else’s too small?
Do The Math
July 17 2014 10:22 AMMo Money Mo MilesUnited Airlines’ new frequent flier scheme creates a perverse incentive for business travelers.
Culturebox
July 14 2014 11:39 PMAre More Junes Born in June?The calendar’s powerful effect on baby naming.
Culturebox
June 26 2014 8:11 AMThe Longest Movie Plot Summary on WikipediaDoes it belong to Ben-Hur? Star Wars? Inception? (Hint: You’re not even getting warm.)
Sports Nut
June 9 2014 10:39 AMWill Brazil Take Home the Trophy? Spain? Argentina?Use our interactive to make your World Cup picks, or let us pick for you based on population, animal power, and more.
Culturebox
May 28 2014 12:52 PMAs Easy As A-B-SchwaWhat sounds and letters are most likely to trip up contestants at the National Spelling Bee?
How Failure Breeds Success
May 19 2014 12:00 PM“Down in the Hole”What’s the key to a successful Harvard commencement address? One word: fail.
Culturebox
May 12 2014 8:45 AMHow Does Wikipedia Describe Your State?Pennsylvania is chocolate. New Hampshire is die.
Culturebox
May 8 2014 7:39 AMNew Yorkers Don’t Call Their Babies BrooklynA map of baby names and their places of origin.
Sports Nut
May 5 2014 11:45 PMTake Me Out to the Ballpark—All of ThemHow to visit all 30 major-league stadiums in 30 days.
Culturebox
April 30 2014 11:51 PMBad LatitudeThe trouble with viral maps. Plus: Some fun viral maps!
Culturebox
March 27 2014 8:00 AMThe Hardest Puzzles in Wheel of Fortune HistoryWhere does NEW BABY BUGGY rank? Plus: Try your hand at the toughest solves ever.
Sports Nut
March 17 2014 12:33 AMMarch Madness Driving You Mad?We can help! Use Slate’s interactive to make your picks based on the odds, SAT scores, mascots, and a whole lot more.
Culturebox
Feb. 27 2014 6:55 PMWho Will Win Best Picture?A cool new tool for predicting the biggest Oscar of the night.
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Feb. 20 2014 11:33 PMCounting CoupletsWhat is the most common rhyme in the history of pop music?

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