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

Politics

The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  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.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.