Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a reporter for the New York Observer.

Webhead
Sept. 8 2004 6:00 PMThis Is an Emergency911 is a joke for VoIP customers.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.