Ben Blatt
Ben Blatt

Ben Blatt is a Slate contributor and author of Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve. Follow him on Twitter.

Sports Nut
March 31 2017 9:15 AMOne Month, Every StadiumOur guide to visiting all 30 major-league ballparks in 30 days, updated for 2017.
Brow Beat
March 7 2017 8:03 AMWhere’s Waldo’s Elusive Hero Didn’t Just Get Sneakier. He Got Smaller.
Sports Nut
May 14 2015 1:02 PMAtswhatimtalknboutHow racehorse names got so long and goofy.
Sports Nut
March 17 2015 10:46 AMUpset CityNCAA bracket names are way more boring (but way less sexist) than fantasy sports team names.
Food
Dec. 23 2014 1:39 PMIs Chinese Takeout Really More Popular on Christmas?A look inside GrubHub’s data.
Brow Beat
Dec. 18 2014 1:25 PMHow Will Stephen Colbert Open His Final Episode?
Culturebox
Dec. 10 2014 11:45 PMTop 10 Things to Love About Letterman’s Top Ten Lists10. Their topicality 9. Their absurdity 8. Their longevity 7. Their irreverence 6. Their silliness 5. Their brevity 4. Their self-deprecation 3. Their surprise 2. Their reliability 1. Regis.
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PMWhere Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains.
Culturebox
Oct. 10 2014 8:57 AMManifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.
Culturebox
Oct. 7 2014 10:03 AMGlavineland and QuisenberriaA new U.S. map based on where baseball players were born.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PMBunt-a-Palooza!How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game? 
Sports Nut
Sept. 5 2014 3:02 PMTeenage Mutant Ninja BortlesTurn Down for Watt, Stafford Infection, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy football team names.
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.
Brow Beat
March 14 2017 7:33 AMThe Link Between Pop-Culture Properties and Baby Names
Culturebox
July 12 2015 7:57 PMThe Evolution of SeinfeldFor a show about nothing, the sitcom changed a lot over its nine-year run.
Sports Nut
April 2 2015 9:30 AM30 Ballparks in 30 DaysThe ultimate baseball road trip itinerary generator returns for the 2015 season.
Sports Nut
Feb. 18 2015 3:57 PMWhat’s the Hardest Shot in Bowling?It’s not the 7-10 split. It’s the “Greek Church.”
Culturebox
Dec. 21 2014 8:31 PMSanta Claus Is Coming to Town, EventuallyHis magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.
Holidays
Dec. 14 2014 8:27 PMDreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel; Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel …The classic Hannukah game is painfully slow. It’s time to speed it up.
Sports Nut
Oct. 28 2014 10:51 AMKyrie on My Wayward SonJames of Thrones, Home Oladipo, Ibaka Flocka Flame, and 2014’s other most popular fantasy basketball team names.
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PMOh What a Relief It IsHow the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.
Culturebox
Oct. 8 2014 8:42 AMThe United States of Dunkin’ DonutsWhat America would look like if our state borders were based on fast-food density.
Culturebox
Oct. 5 2014 10:06 PMThe New United States of AmericaState borders were drawn in the distant past. Is it time to reimagine our map?
Sports Nut
Sept. 9 2014 12:15 PMThe Million-Mile ClubWhich athlete traveled the most miles in his career? Which team holds the single-season frequent-flyer record?
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

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