Brendan I. Koerner

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and the author of The Skies Belong to Us.

History
June 21 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe hijacker who became a heartthrob.
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June 19 2013 7:20 AMSkyjacker of the Day“We’re going to bomb Oak Ridge”: The hijacking that gave us airport security.
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June 17 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayGregory White, the first American air pirate to kill a passenger.
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June 13 2013 8:51 AMSkyjacker of the DayThomas Robinson hijacked a plane to protest Cuba’s emigration policy. He was 16.
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June 11 2013 5:28 AMSkyjacker of the DayThe grenade-wielding-hijacker-turned-SAT-tutor who evaded the authorities for nearly three decades. 
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June 7 2013 7:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayAnthony Bryant took a plane to Cuba to buy bazookas for the Black Panthers. Fidel Castro wasn’t happy to see him.
Sports Nut
Jan. 19 2007 5:04 PMMy Minute-By-Minute Breakdown of the Colts-Pats Game
Sports Nut
Jan. 17 2007 6:24 PMA Prayer for My Beloved Colts
Politics
Nov. 1 2002 1:28 PMThe Romance of the MonorailThe mass transit technology of Tomorrowland finally reaches today.
Explainer
Oct. 10 2002 5:51 PMWhere do tarot cards come from?
Explainer
Oct. 1 2002 5:42 PMWhat's the deal with the bright light you see before dying?
Explainer
July 26 2002 3:45 PMHow do you figure the odds of an asteroid hitting the Earth?
History
June 20 2013 7:36 AMSkyjacker of the Day“I am trying to save America, to save the whole world, because we are all crazy.”
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June 18 2013 8:15 AMSkyjacker of the DayThis air pirate picked the wrong plane and the wrong captain.
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June 14 2013 8:24 AMSkyjacker of the DayHe had a shotgun, dynamite, a collapsible shovel, a pup tent, candy bars, and a dark-blue parachute. What could go wrong? 
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June 12 2013 8:00 AMSkyjacker of the DayAll Richard Obergfell wanted to do was visit his pen-pal in Italy.
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June 10 2013 7:30 AMSkyjacker of the DayA father and son who were “just fed up” with being Americans.
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June 6 2013 5:44 AMSkyjacker of the DayArthur Gates Barkley believed the IRS had overcharged him by $471.78. So he commandeered a jet and demanded $100 million.
Sports Nut
Jan. 18 2007 5:00 PMWhy the Colts Will Finally Beat the Patriots
Explainer
Nov. 1 2002 3:49 PMHow do you stop a lava flow?
Explainer
Oct. 22 2002 5:24 PMCan you sue a journalist for fraud?
Gizmos
Oct. 9 2002 10:55 AMTiVo, We Hardly Knew YeSorry fans, but it's destined for the ash heap of history.
Explainer
Aug. 16 2002 2:29 PMWhy do companies always file for bankruptcy on Sundays?

TODAY IN SLATE

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.

Jurisprudence

Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 8:15 AM Ted Cruz Will Not Join a Protest of "The Death of Klinghoffer" After All
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
  Life
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 9:03 AM My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. And Then I Found Myself With Someone Like Dad.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 8:27 AM Only Science Fiction Can Save Us! What sci-fi gets wrong about income inequality.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 7:30 AM Ring Around the Rainbow
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.