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.



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.