Chris Kirk

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

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.
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.
Oct. 1 2013 2:09 PMWho’s Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown?Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?
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.
A Fine Whine
Aug. 19 2013 5:45 AMI’m From America. Stop Complaining, South America.In defense of Americans calling the U.S. “America.”
Map of the Week
Aug. 5 2013 1:33 PMThree out of Four Russians Say Society Should Reject Gay PeopleIt’s not just the Russian government that hates gay people.
Map of the Week
July 24 2013 5:37 AMCan You Name These Cities by Their Starbucks Locations?A journey across the highly caffeinated globe.
Brow Beat
July 22 2013 9:00 AMQuiz: Who Wrote It, Lennon or McCartney? The With the Beatles Edition.
Map of the Week
July 18 2013 10:34 AMChart: The 7,000 Streams that Become the Mississippi RiverA new tool maps the thousands of connections among U.S. rivers.
Map of the Week
Nov. 21 2013 3:48 PMMap: Senate Democrats Nuke the FilibusterThe Senate vote on blowing up the filibuster, mapped.
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.
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.
Map of the Week
Aug. 21 2013 5:30 AMCan You Solve Slate’s Gerrymandering Jigsaw Puzzle?Put the ridiculously gerrymandered congressional districts back together.
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2013 3:52 PMWil Wheaton Says Discovery Channel Has “Betrayed Its Audience”
Map of the Week
July 24 2013 1:56 PMThe Great Gatsby in Chart FormFitzgerald’s great American novel as an infographic.
Low Concept
July 23 2013 5:49 PMThe Carlos Danger Name GeneratorUse our widget to get a name like Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting pseudonym.
Map of the Week
July 18 2013 1:28 PMThe Periodic Table of Thrones (BOOK SPOILERS)Delightfully geeky chart shows Game of Thrones characters like elements.
Map of the Week
July 17 2013 11:30 AMWhat Countries Have Marriage Equality?Gay marriage legality by country.



Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Yes, Black Families Tend to Spank More. That Doesn’t Mean It’s Good for Black Kids.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

The Best Way to Organize Your Fridge


The GOP’s Focus on Fake Problems

Why candidates like Scott Walker are building campaigns on drug tests for the poor and voter ID laws.

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

Iran and the U.S. Are Allies Against ISIS but Aren’t Ready to Admit It Yet

Farewell! Emily Bazelon on What She Will Miss About Slate.

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 4:08 PM More Than Scottish Pride Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 5:07 PM One Comedy Group Has the Perfect Idea for Ken Burns’ Next Project
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 1:48 PM Why We Need a Federal Robotics Commission
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 4:09 PM It’s All Connected What links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.