Chris Kirk
Chris Kirk

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

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.
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
July 17 2013 6:45 AMThree out of Four Americans Think Political Parties Are CorruptThe institutions most Americans view as corrupt, charted.
Map of the Week
July 10 2013 2:04 PMPlay the Slate Ringtones QuizMatch the ringtone to the brand.
Map of the Week
July 3 2013 7:47 AMFrom “Land of the Oarsmen” With LoveThe literal meanings of places in the world, mapped.
Brow Beat
June 28 2013 10:00 AMWho Wrote It, Lennon Or McCartney? Take Our Quiz.
Technology
June 12 2013 5:33 PMWhere Is the Daenerys Targaryen of the Video Game World?E3 2013 makes it official: The gaming industry is as sexist as ever.
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.
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.
Crime
July 12 2013 5:42 PMWhere Is Concealed Carry Legal? Everywhere but D.C.
Map of the Week
July 4 2013 8:39 AMWhere Do People Hate Westboro Baptist Church the Most?Where people signed petitions to name the church a hate group.
Technology
June 28 2013 3:50 PMHow to Survive the Google Reader ApocalypseA flow chart of Google Reader alternatives.
Culturebox
June 19 2013 8:30 AMMy Kind of Town, Stink OnionsThe literal meanings of places in the U.S., mapped.
Future Tense
June 11 2013 12:22 PMThe PlayStation Ad That Mocks the Xbox One

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