Charles Paul Freund

Charles Paul Freund is a senior editor at Reason magazine. He writes regularly for Beirut's Daily Star about cultural issues in the Middle East.

Aug. 27 2003 7:59 PMThe Pentagon's Film FestivalA primer for The Battle of Algiers.
June 7 2000 3:00 AMThe End of MysteryThe encroachment of science on fantasy's last redoubts.  
High Concept
July 2 1998 3:30 AMListlessnessThe cultural anomie induced by the AFI's top 100 film picks.
The Breakfast Table
June 23 1999 1:06 AMDissecting the Day's News
Aug. 2 1997 3:30 AMSo Are the Neanderthals Still Jews?And other revelations culled from history's big secrets.
June 15 1997 3:30 AMShooting Pool With Joe CamelAnd where he stands between Marlboro and Mayakovsky.
The Big Picture
Nov. 22 1996 3:30 AMVietnam's Most Harrowing Photo: From Guilt to Grace
Jan. 18 2002 11:04 AMWonders Never CeaseDestruction was the luckiest thing to happen to the Buddhas of Bamiyan.
High Concept
July 31 1998 3:30 AMMissing LinksThe vast international conspiracy behind the Zapruder film.
May 10 1998 3:30 AMPortraits of a Political PuzzleYou know Donna Rice. Why don't you know Debra Schiff?
Oct. 19 1997 3:30 AMThe Taste for Taboo
June 29 1997 3:30 AMAlas, Poor JournalismOne Year of Slate
The Big Picture
Jan. 25 1997 3:30 AMWhat Lincoln Bedroom?Washington sleeps through its own history.
High Concept
Oct. 17 1996 3:30 AMGreat Awful BooksLiterature isn't about bad books, but history frequently is.


The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

Are the Attacks in Canada a Sign of ISIS on the Rise in the West?

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

Watch Little Girls Swear for Feminism

Fascinating Maps Based on Reddit, Craigslist, and OkCupid Data


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 23 2014 1:51 PM Is This the ISIS Backlash We've Been Waiting For?
Oct. 23 2014 11:51 AM It Seems No One Is Rich or Happy: I Looked
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 23 2014 1:34 PM Leave Me Be Beneath a Tree: Trunyan Cemetery in Bali
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Oct. 23 2014 1:46 PM The Real Secret of Serial Has Sarah Koenig made up her mind yet? 
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AM The United States of Reddit  How social media is redrawing our borders. 
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
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.