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?



The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

The Supreme Court, Throughout Its History, Has Been a Massive Disappointment

Why Indians in America Are Mad for India’s New Prime Minister

Damned Spot

Now Stare. Don’t Stop.

The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 5:19 PM Social Outcasts Republican candidates are retreating from debates on abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.
Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 5:47 PM California Gov. Vetoes Bill Requiring Warrant for Police Surveillance Drones
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.