Christopher Flavelle

Christopher Flavelle reports for ProPublica, the nonprofit investigative newsroom in New York City. He is Canadian.

Foreigners
Feb. 18 2010 6:51 AMTea Party, Canada-Style!America's battle over health care reform started in Saskatchewan.
Foreigners
July 30 2009 9:31 AMThere's Something About KyrgyzstanThis Central Asian state breaks hearts.
Foreigners
Sept. 12 2008 11:17 AMWhat's the Matter With Canada?How the world's nicest country turned mean.
Moneybox
July 10 2008 1:29 PMGood Crop, Bad CropOnce-lauded biofuels are now blamed for high food prices. But the next generation might yet work.
Hey, Wait A Minute
June 10 2008 1:06 PMDebunking the "Wealth Effect"Declining house prices don't necessarily slow down consumer spending.
Jurisprudence
Oct. 12 2009 10:47 AMYou Can Check Out Anytime You Like, but You Can Never LeaveAt least 17 detainees have been ordered released from Guantanamo but are stuck there.
Foreigners
Feb. 13 2009 3:55 PMBarack Obama's Uzbekistan ProblemRealpolitik ambushes Obama, and not just at home.
Green Room
July 22 2008 2:24 PMWill Greener Planes Fly?Fuel-strapped airlines need a new approach, but technological fixes are hard to find.
Moneybox
July 2 2008 6:28 AMSuper-vise MeIt's OK to feel guilty about eating fast food, but is it the government's job?

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories to the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
Quora
Oct. 22 2014 9:51 AM What Was It Like to Work at NASA During the Challenger and Columbia Disasters?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Working
Oct. 22 2014 6:00 AM Why It’s OK to Ask People What They Do David Plotz talks to two junior staffers about the lessons of Working.
  Arts
Culturebox
Oct. 22 2014 9:54 AM The Simpsons World App Is Finally Here I feel like a kid in some kind of store.
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 8:43 AM Thunderstruck: Rock Out With Mother Nature’s Evil Side
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 9:39 AM Gertjie and Lammie, a Magical (and Bizarre) Friendship
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.