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.



Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Sept. 29 2014 11:45 PM The Self-Made Man The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 30 2014 6:00 AM Drive-By Bounty Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2014 11:56 PM Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 29 2014 11:32 PM The Daydream Disorder Is sluggish cognitive tempo a disease or disease mongering?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.