Chris Kirk

Chris Kirk is Slate's interactives editor. Follow him on Twitter.

Science
Jan. 26 2014 6:30 PMMap: Publicly Funded Schools That Are Allowed to Teach Creationism.Thousands of schools in states across the country can use taxpayer money to cast doubt on basic science.
Low Concept
Jan. 9 2014 5:10 PMWhat Should the Chris Christie Bridge Scandal Be Called?Help us find out by taking our poll.
Low Concept
Jan. 8 2014 12:31 PMBattle of the Weather JokesIt’s cold, but is it Hoth cold or Beyond the Wall cold?
Low Concept
Dec. 22 2013 11:38 PMSlate’s Honest Plot Summary ChallengeName the 2013 movie that each plot synopsis describes.
Map of the Week
Dec. 19 2013 7:52 AMStarbucks, State Sports, and Sea MonstersSlate’s most compelling maps of 2013.
Crime
Dec. 12 2013 11:31 PMThe Missing 20,000 Gun DeathsHomicide is only part of the gun violence issue—the smaller part.
Map of the Week
Nov. 21 2013 3:48 PMMap: Senate Democrats Nuke the FilibusterThe Senate vote on blowing up the filibuster, mapped.
History
Nov. 18 2013 12:41 PMThe City That Killed KennedyRacism, McCarthyism, and political fervor in 1960s Dallas.
Cool Story
Oct. 23 2013 2:34 PMKu? Poa? Buena onda?What cool looks like around the world.
Map of the Week
Oct. 4 2013 5:49 PMSpaceships That Could Eat Star Destroyers for BreakfastA massive diagram of spaceship sizes.
Map of the Week
Oct. 2 2013 12:23 PMHow Long Will the Shutdown Last?Let’s crowdsource a prediction.
Map of the Week
Sept. 27 2013 12:18 PMA Year of NYC Foursquare Check-insCompressed into a mesmerizing and gorgeous 32-second video.
Crime
Sept. 16 2013 3:34 PMHow Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.
Map of the Week
Sept. 6 2013 11:12 AMWill Congress Let Obama Bomb Syria?Share your predictions.
Two Lives
Sept. 5 2013 7:08 AMHow Would You Have Died in 1811?Play our Wretched Fate game and risk dropsy, quinsy, consumption, and worms.
Slate Labs
Jan. 13 2014 1:02 PMSlate's Interactives LabData journalism, infographics, and video from Slate’s interactives team.
Low Concept
Jan. 9 2014 12:41 PMThe Chen Guangbiao Business-Card GeneratorNow you can have a card fit for a Chinese billionaire.
Altered State
Jan. 6 2014 11:18 AMMap: Conservative Voters Who Supported Pot in ColoradoPot was twice as popular as Obama in some rural counties.
The Next Silicon Valley
Dec. 19 2013 12:37 PMA World Map of All the “Next Silicon Valleys”Want a startup scene in your hometown? First, think of a catchy nickname.
Crime
Dec. 13 2013 10:48 AMDid Your State Pass Any Gun Control Laws Since Newtown?The 20 states that passed 41 new state laws to restrict guns or improve background checks.
Slate Labs
Nov. 22 2013 3:34 PMEvery John F. Kennedy Street, Park, Airport, and School in the WorldA map of the hundreds of locations named for the 35th president.
Crime
Nov. 21 2013 11:45 AMHelp Slate Dig Deeper Into Gun Deaths in AmericaA crowdsourced analysis of the 10,000-plus people killed by guns since Newtown.
Map of the Week
Nov. 15 2013 2:53 PMA New State Joins the Gay-Marriage MapWelcome to the party, Hawaii.
Low Concept
Oct. 14 2013 4:47 PMLet’s Crowdsource the Next North Korean Photoshop FailWhere will Kim Jong-un show up next? At the VMAs? In Gravity?
Map of the Week
Oct. 4 2013 9:13 AMThe Shutdown Is Making the Capital :(Washington, D.C.’s emoticons reveal its new misery.
Politics
Oct. 1 2013 2:09 PMWho’s Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown?Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?
Politics
Sept. 23 2013 11:34 AMDebt Limit BingoRepublicans and Democrats are headed for another showdown. Let’s play bingo!
Lexicon Valley
Sept. 11 2013 2:24 PMThe Most Popular Swear Words on Facebook   
Map of the Week
Sept. 5 2013 1:10 PMA Map of the Scientific UniverseA sublime chart of 870,000 scientific studies.
Map of the Week
Aug. 27 2013 9:45 AMThe Middle East’s Big Knot of Enemies and Allies, VisualizedIn one chart.

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Nov. 27 2014 12:31 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 11 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a helicopter paramedic about his workday.