Christopher Beam

Christopher Beam is a writer living in Beijing.

Future Tense
Oct. 5 2012 12:24 PMThe Chinese Steve Jobs Is Probably a PirateChina’s greatest innovators are the people ripping off companies like Apple and Nintendo.
Explainer
Dec. 14 2011 7:00 AMWhat's the Deal With Mistletoe?How the plant came to be associated with Christmas kissing.
Culturebox
June 6 2011 7:04 AMSlate's Hollywood Career-O-MaticWhat Rotten Tomatoes data tell us about the best, worst, and most bizarre Hollywood trajectories.
Crime
May 25 2011 6:01 PMRepeat OffendersAmerica's Most Wanted and the weird practice of crime re-enactments.
Crime
May 18 2011 7:45 PMWalk the WalkWho decides whether a suspect like Dominique Strauss-Kahn takes a "perp walk"?
Low Concept
May 14 2011 1:38 PMCats of War
Explainer
May 9 2011 6:35 PMThis Little Piggy Went to TherapyDo shrinks really prescribe puppets like in The Beaver?
Low Concept
May 5 2011 6:26 PMCats of WarThe Pentagon's top-secret feline special-operations program, revealed.
Foreigners
May 2 2011 7:45 PMConflict ZoneWhy Pakistanis are not unconditionally enthusiastic about the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Crime
April 25 2011 6:55 PMThe Great EscapesIt's harder than ever to escape from prison. How do inmates still do it?
Crime
March 22 2011 2:00 PMStab in the DarkA twist in the Lululemon murder story reminds us that most crime isn't random.
Crime
March 16 2011 6:27 PMStop, Thief! Thank You.Why so little looting in Japan? It's not just about honesty.
Culturebox
March 11 2011 6:50 PMAs Seen on TVThe arrest of Felicia "Snoop" Pearson and 13 other examples of celebrity life imitating art.
Crime
March 10 2011 3:36 PMBroken Record LawsWhy do 12 states still make it illegal to tape people without their knowledge?
Obama's Facebook Feed
March 4 2011 9:58 AMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedLibya, Wisconsin, and Charlie Sheen's job offers.
Politics
March 1 2012 10:59 AM"Media Is Everything. It's Everything."        Slate's 2010 profile of Andrew Breitbart.
Explainer
Aug. 2 2011 2:47 PMIs Celebrity "Exhaustion" for Real?The medicine behind the fatigue.
Crime
June 6 2011 11:00 AMTricky DickWas Anthony Weiner's Twitter account hacked? The evidence for and against.
Foreigners
May 20 2011 4:17 PMThe OmbudsmanHow one TV reporter tried to reveal the underbelly of the Pakistani media.
Culturebox
May 16 2011 6:41 PMSex, Lies, and Ticker TapeYou think the French tolerate political infidelity? Look at the United States. 
Crime
May 11 2011 6:04 PMKiller AppellationHow do serial killers get their nicknames?
Obama's Facebook Feed
May 6 2011 2:32 PMBarack Obama Sent Osama Bin Laden Two BulletsThe final edition of Barack Obama's Facebook Feed.
Crime
May 4 2011 6:51 PMResistance Is FutileThe White House says Osama Bin Laden "resisted" capture. What does that mean?
Crime
April 27 2011 7:40 PMMcRageWhy is there so much violent crime at fast-food restaurants?
Politics
March 31 2011 3:37 PMContract KillerWhy did USAID suspend one of its biggest contractors without any explanation?
Obama's Facebook Feed
March 18 2011 2:08 PMBarack Obama's Facebook FeedJapan, Peter King, and al-Qaida's new women's magazine.
Explainer
March 14 2011 7:19 PMBuckle Up, if You CanWhy don't all coach buses have safety belts?
Explainer
March 11 2011 2:48 PMTsurvivalWhat to do if a tsunami hits.
Culturebox
March 4 2011 5:56 PMSheenglishWhere Charlie Sheen's crazy words come from.
Culturebox
March 1 2011 7:36 PMHow Will It End, Charlie Sheen?A Robert Downey-type recovery? A Lindsay Lohan-esque netherworld? Mel Gibson-style infamy? Or worse?

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