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

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
  Life
Dear Prudence
Oct. 21 2014 9:18 AM Oh, Boy Prudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 10:41 AM Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With 8 Seconds of Static 
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 21 2014 7:00 AM Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.