Dan Kois Dan Kois

Dan Kois is Slate's culture editor and a contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine.

Behind the Scenes
March 19 2014 2:12 PMShould Slate Change Its G.D. Profanity Policy? Three Editors Debate.
Brow Beat
March 18 2014 7:15 AMWOO-HA! Hear the Wild First Song from Tune-Yards’ New Album
March 7 2014 3:45 PMThe Point of UnpleasantnessLorrie Moore’s stories are a lot darker than they used to be. But they’re still great.
The Audio Book Club
March 7 2014 3:25 PMIs Slaughterhouse-Five a Rambunctious Countercultural Lark or a Document of Severe Depression?
Brow Beat
March 4 2014 7:50 PMNow on Broadway, for One Night Only: Adele Dazeem
Brow Beat
Feb. 24 2014 10:45 AMDoes Miyazaki’s Last Movie Excuse the Deadly WWII Legacy of Its Hero?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Feb. 13 2014 11:47 AMAre American Schools Failing Black Boys?
Feb. 7 2014 7:47 AMMonsters!The gleefully gruesome comics of Gustavo Duarte.
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2014 9:31 AMIs The Wolf of Wall Street a Scorching Attack on the American Dream or Just an Epic Bore?
Brow Beat
Jan. 16 2014 3:58 PMStop Snickering at Bad Grandpa’s Oscar Nomination. It Deserves to Win.
The Audio Book Club
Jan. 10 2014 10:57 AMThe Audio Book Club Plucks The Good Lord BirdDan, David, and Emily on the National Book Award–winning novel about John Brown.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 19 2013 10:58 AMI Celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas With My Kids. But How Do I Explain Jesus?
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 6 2013 9:25 AMAre You Desperate for Someone to Talk About The Goldfinch With? We’ll Talk to You!
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 5 2013 12:17 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Don’t Test My Kids EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about a movement of parents opting their kids out of standardized tests, and the Disney movie Frozen.
Dec. 3 2013 11:47 PMThe 21 Best Lines of 2013Good jokes, bad sex, and utter confusion, from some of the year’s most enjoyable books.
Slate Archives
March 18 2014 5:39 PMThe Slate Archives Podcast: “The Recline and Fall of Western Civilization”Listen to a former flight attendant talk to Slate editor Dan Kois about his polarizing airplane-seat proposal.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 13 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Don’t Be Bossy” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about the revised SAT and Sheryl Sandberg’s “ban bossy” campaign.
Brow Beat
March 7 2014 3:42 PMThe Yellow King Unveiled! Five Theories, in the Style of True Detective Magazine.
March 6 2014 11:47 AM“Find Him a Wife. Be Back by Sunday.”His brother’s dead, and now Deshi has to find him a girl—and it doesn’t matter if she’s a corpse.
Feb. 27 2014 12:44 PMCity vs. Suburbs: Where Is It Better to Raise Kids?
Feb. 14 2014 11:45 PMWatch Ellen Page's Touching Coming-Out Speech (VIDEO)
Feb. 7 2014 11:53 AMMy Favorite Memoirist… is an ordinary, middle-class Quebecer who draws comics.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 30 2014 10:35 AMCan I Make My Kids Take a Gap Year After High School?
Low Concept
Jan. 28 2014 2:19 PMWhich BuzzFeed Quiz Are You?Let’s be honest, we’re all hoping to get “Which Simpsons Character Are You?”
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jan. 16 2014 11:26 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Be Present” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about mindful parenting and the pros and cons of summer camp.
Jan. 7 2014 10:50 AMLewis and Clark and the Buffalo-MenA new comics series about the horrible monsters of the American wilderness.
Dec. 12 2013 11:53 PMA Year of Gun DeathsWhat Slate learned from trying, and failing, to record every death by gun in America since Newtown.
Dec. 5 2013 12:31 PMDan Kois’ Top 15 Books of 2013
Dec. 4 2013 12:47 PMPachydermeInside a hospital where the dead talk and the doctors are as likely to seduce you as save you.
Nov. 26 2013 12:51 PMFrozenTwo princesses, a wonderfully daft snowman, a loyal and adventurous reindeer—and yet, something’s missing …



Frame Game

Hard Knocks

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

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

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

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

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

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 9:22 AM The Most Populist Campaign of 2014
Business Insider
Sept. 16 2014 10:17 AM How Jack Ma Founded Alibaba
Atlas Obscura
Sept. 16 2014 8:00 AM The Wall Street Bombing: Low-Tech Terrorism in Prohibition-era New York
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 9:13 AM Clive James, Terminally Ill, Has Written an Exquisitely Resigned Farewell Poem
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 7:36 AM The Inspiration Drought Why our science fiction needs new dreams.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 16 2014 7:30 AM A Galaxy of Tatooines
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.