Ben Davis

Ben Davis is an art critic living in New York.

Nov. 14 2013 12:54 PMStef and JeffLady Gaga stands up for the rights of starving artist Jeff Koons.
Oct. 22 2013 11:45 PMLaughing All the Way to the BanksyWhy Bloomberg’s New York needs Britain’s most famous street artist
Dec. 1 2011 4:59 PMMaurizio Cattelan Is the Art World’s Greatest Prankster. But Is the Joke on Us?
Sept. 16 2010 6:52 AMStarry NightsWhy are so many artists using celebrities in their paintings, sculptures, and installations?
Feb. 24 2010 9:39 AMFreaking Out the Old MastersWhy the Whitney Museum chose George Condo to represent the state of art in 2010.
Nov. 18 2009 11:27 AMHello, DalíThe surreal, high-concept showmanship of Urs Fischer.
Nov. 6 2013 10:05 AMMi Gosh and By-heckDeborah Solomon’s life of Norman Rockwell, whose art looked back to an America that never was.
Oct. 15 2013 8:45 AMAre Artists to Blame for Gentrification?Or would SoHo, Chelsea, and Williamsburg have gentrified without them?
Nov. 18 2010 12:05 PMThe King of CuteYoshitomo Nara's art is undeniably adorable. Is it meaningful?
May 26 2010 7:43 AMIs Street Art Over?Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop is a poisoned valentine to the movement he made famous.
Dec. 31 2009 10:07 AMTim Burton's Charmed LifeIs the acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker an artist?



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

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

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 3:07 PM Everything Is a "Women's Issue"
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:03 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Ubiquity of Gotham
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 12:38 PM Forward, March! Nine leading climate scientists urge you to attend the People’s Climate March.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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.