Brendan Koerner

Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and a columnist for Gizmodo. His first book, Now the Hell Will Start, is out now.

The Green Lantern
Oct. 23 2007 7:43 AMVegans vs. VegetariansWhat kind of diet is best for the environment?
The Green Lantern
April 9 2009 6:31 AMAre the Yankees Bad for the Environment?The hidden costs of heading to the stadium.
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Sept. 25 2007 5:33 PMRaise the Green LanternIntroducing Slate's environmental advice column.
April 9 2007 10:51 AMReply-To: Nigeria The e-mail scam that killed a minister in Tennessee.
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Jan. 19 2007 6:28 AMThe Purloined SirloinWhy is meat the most shoplifted item in America?
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Aug. 25 2006 1:31 PMThe Little Documentary That CouldWhat's IMAX's biggest hit? A schlocky NASA film.
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May 5 2006 1:27 PMBig GunsThe wild success of a massive Smith & Wesson revolver.
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Feb. 14 2006 4:49 PMI Don't!Why people in Connecticut have cold feet.
Dec. 14 2005 3:54 PMThe Gifts of the MagsWhat Playboy thinks you should get your mother-in-law.
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Nov. 4 2005 11:24 AMEl ChavoThe enduring popularity of a Mexican sitcom about a street kid who lives in a barrel.
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Oct. 21 2005 4:36 PMA Breath of Snow and AshesThe romance novel at the top of the New York Times best-seller list.
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Aug. 26 2005 6:31 PMThe Sin City UMDWhy gamers are watching movies instead.
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July 8 2005 5:04 PMTop DogWhy Americans love Labrador retrievers.
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May 27 2005 12:03 PMJudge JudyThe most-watched court show for 452 straight weeks.
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April 14 2005 5:50 PMJ.K. LasserThe dead accountant who wants to do your taxes.
The Green Lantern
Oct. 16 2007 7:29 AMDirty BurnsHow much carbon does a forest fire spew into the atmosphere?
The Green Lantern
Oct. 2 2007 11:35 AMJet Green?How to book your flight on an environmentally responsible airline.
April 25 2007 4:35 PMGinkgo Biloba? Forget About It.A history of the top-selling brain enhancer.
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Feb. 23 2007 12:18 PMIs Classical Making a Comeback?The hottest musical genre of 2006.
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Sept. 29 2006 12:32 PMThe Other Trojan WarWhat's the best-selling condom in America?
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June 2 2006 7:18 AMCandy LickerA best-selling book about cunnilingus and thugs.
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March 24 2006 12:43 PMSo Take Off All Your ClothesThe quick-change artists who dominate the NBA halftime circuit.
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Jan. 13 2006 5:51 AMThe Shrimp FactorAmericans love it now more than ever. Why?
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Dec. 2 2005 11:26 AMThe Shorts ListAmazon's selling stories and essays for 49 cents. Is anybody buying?
Sports Nut
Oct. 26 2005 11:26 AMThe Astros Get CrunkSome World Series hip hop, plus other sports rap classics.
The Slate Gist
Sept. 15 2005 6:20 AMWhere To Hide From Mother NatureWyoming? Nope. West Virginia? Think again.
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Aug. 5 2005 7:28 AMRanch DressingWhy do Americans love it so much?
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June 24 2005 5:34 PMDora the ExplorerHow Nickelodeon slew Barney.
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April 21 2005 3:25 PMJeff FoxworthyHe's the best-selling comedy recording artist of all time. Really.
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March 31 2005 2:16 PMThe Big Applebee'sThe restaurant at the top of the casual-dining heap.



The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.