Dan Kois Dan Kois

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

Brow Beat
April 14 2014 12:12 AMSheesh, Lannisters, You Hire Sigur Rós as Your Wedding Band, What Do You Expect?
The Audio Book Club
April 11 2014 10:31 AMThe Audio Book Club Wonders Where’d You Go, BernadetteSlate’s critics debate Maria Semple’s comic best-seller.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
April 10 2014 7:31 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting, the “Grand Canyon Heat Stroke” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on paternity leave advice and adventure parenting.
April 4 2014 11:34 AMManeaterYou’d be crazy not to watch Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin, but you might be unhappy you did.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
March 27 2014 10:29 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Live and Let Lice” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about not helping kids with their homework, and lice.
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.
Slate Plus
April 13 2014 10:31 PMThe Slate Plus Game of Thrones Recap, "The One Where Someone Gets It" EditionA spoiler-filled discussion of Season 4, Episode 2.
April 10 2014 12:30 PMApocalypse Wow!A funny and blasphemous comic book about two bros at the rapture.
Slate Plus
April 7 2014 9:54 AMThe Slate Plus Game of Thrones Recap, “Lots of People Name Their Swords” EditionA spoiler-filled discussion of Season 4, Episode 1.
Brow Beat
April 3 2014 8:16 AMHere’s How to Avoid Spoiling the Next Season of Game of Thrones for Yourself
March 26 2014 11:12 AMGot Lice? Come On In.My kids’ school lets students with head lice stay in class. What a great policy!
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.



The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 10:39 PM Avengers: Age of Ultron Looks Like a Fun, Sprawling, and Extremely Satisfying Sequel
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
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.