Christopher Beam

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

Crime
Feb. 17 2011 7:24 PMLife After DeathJohn Wheeler was found in a Delaware landfill on New Year's Eve. His widow discusses Wheeler's life, his death, and her frustration with the investigation.
Crime
Feb. 11 2011 7:05 PMHead CaseCrime rates have plummeted over the last 20 years. Why aren't we less scared?
Crime
Feb. 3 2011 4:23 PMHard TimeDifferent prisoners experience punishment differently. So why don't we treat them differently?
Technology
Jan. 28 2011 4:55 PMBlock Like an EgyptianHow did the Egyptian government turn off the Internet?
Culturebox
Jan. 27 2011 4:08 PMHighway to HeilHow common is Nazi iconography among bikers?
Crime
Jan. 20 2011 7:35 PMBig BustThe rise of the mafia superindictment.
Low Concept
Jan. 18 2011 7:28 PMThe Story of OWhat if Tom Friedman, Rahm Emanuel, or Helen Thomas wrote that anonymous new novel about Barack Obama?
Obama's Facebook Feed
Jan. 14 2011 6:55 AMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedNew era of civility edition.
Explainer
Jan. 11 2011 4:43 PMFit To ServeCould Gabrielle Giffords be forced to resign for health reasons?
Crime
Jan. 10 2011 9:08 AMLogic PuzzleJared Lee Loughner's philosophy professor reflects on the shooting in Arizona.
Crime
Jan. 5 2011 6:32 PMBlood LossThe decline of the serial killer.
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 22 2010 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "WE'RE NOT SHOUTING AT YOU" EditionListen to Slate's show about True Grit, the case against caps lock, and the death of Captain Beefheart.
Politics
Dec. 20 2010 7:09 PMNo JokeBy pushing for the 9/11 first responders health bill, Jon Stewart steps onto the political playing field.
Obama's Facebook Feed
Dec. 17 2010 7:47 PMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedTax cuts, Julian Assange, and how Mark Zuckerberg became Time's Person of the Year.
Technology
Dec. 16 2010 1:39 PMGOOD RIDDANCEThe long-overdue movement to abandon Caps Lock.
Culturebox
Feb. 15 2011 11:15 AMOn a MissionThe new Broadway musical by the creators of South Park isn't anti-Mormon. Like all of their work, it's anti-stupidity.
Obama's Facebook Feed
Feb. 11 2011 6:05 PMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedEgypt, CPAC, and Christopher Lee's next gig.
Crime
Feb. 1 2011 6:49 PMColumbian Marching PowderHow reforms to the Rockefeller drug laws could help the alleged Ivy League drug dealers. 
Obama's Facebook Feed
Jan. 28 2011 2:18 PMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedHealth care repeal, the State of the Union, and Amy Chua's new job.
Crime
Jan. 24 2011 6:06 PMTime CopsCan police really predict crime before it happens?
Crime
Jan. 19 2011 8:00 PMOfficers DownWhat happens to Camden, N.J., now that it's lost half its police force?
Culturebox
Jan. 14 2011 6:53 PMSelf-Love, ActuallyCelebrity couples and the myth that "opposites attract."
Culturebox
Jan. 12 2011 7:12 PMAlmost InfamousWhy overnight stars like Ted Williams get into trouble.
Crime
Jan. 10 2011 11:06 PMNew Sheriff In TownClarence Dupnik is not the anti-Joe Arpaio.
Crime
Jan. 7 2011 1:20 PMCash OutCould using less cash drive down crime?
Culturebox
Dec. 28 2010 6:36 PMDon't Mind the GapA defense of "May-December" marriages like Hugh Hefner's.
Politics
Dec. 21 2010 6:25 PMInto the BlueThe new census data may favor Republicans, but long-term demographic trends favor Democrats.
Low Concept
Dec. 19 2010 8:17 AMBarack Obama's 2010 Holiday CardA rough second year for the first family.
Explainer
Dec. 17 2010 6:07 PMOcean's OneWhat's the point of stealing casino chips?
Politics
Dec. 13 2010 6:21 PMRead the LabelThe new political group No Labels shows why labels exist.

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