Dan Kois Dan Kois

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

Brow Beat
Nov. 25 2013 2:04 PMShould You Just Order a Fried Turkey From Bojangles?
Brow Beat
Nov. 20 2013 3:00 PMWhere Do I Start With Outkast?
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 8 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club Wrestles Thomas PynchonDan, Hanna, and Forrest argue about Bleeding Edge.
Nov. 5 2013 1:16 PMA 40-Year-Old Tape, a Talking Squirrel, and a MysteryGreg Ruth’s fantastic young readers’ adventure The Lost Boy.
Brow Beat
Oct. 29 2013 12:31 PMThis Takedown of Arcade Fire Is Criticism of the Best Kind
Oct. 24 2013 12:45 PMMaryland’s Gubernatorial Candidate Was Right to Let Teenagers Drink Beer
Oct. 11 2013 4:27 PMEscape From TomorrowA day at Disney becomes a world of tears.
Brow Beat
Oct. 10 2013 10:38 AMArcher Heads Into the Danger Zone
DoubleX Gabfest
Sept. 19 2013 10:22 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Pajama Party EditionListen to Slate’s show about bros in the tech industry, rape in the military, and pajamas on the runway.
Sept. 16 2013 8:00 AMEntertaining Rule No. 11: Put Away Your Washcloths
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 6 2013 9:00 AMThe Audio Book Club on The FlamethrowersOur critics debate Rachel Kushner’s novel of art, revolution, and motorcycle racing.
Aug. 9 2013 6:45 AMA Superhero’s Origin StoryA new comics trilogy tells the tale of Rep. John Lewis and the struggle for civil rights.
Brow Beat
Aug. 8 2013 11:58 PMDear New York Times, This Is How the Planes in Planes Have Sex
Aug. 7 2013 2:45 PMMass-Market MarathonThe beauty of the pocket paperback: If it stinks, you can just throw it away!
Aug. 6 2013 5:15 AMMass-Market MarathonThe book Vonnegut called “The truest and funniest sex novel any American will ever write.”
Nov. 21 2013 11:45 AMHelp Slate Dig Deeper Into Gun Deaths in AmericaA crowdsourced analysis of the 10,000-plus people killed by guns since Newtown.
Brow Beat
Nov. 14 2013 1:27 PMSpike Lee and Tyler Perry to Make a Movie Together? Yes, and We Have the Poster.
Nov. 7 2013 7:29 AMScaryoke!!!A new art exhibit in New York, curated by a Slate editor, explores the joy and terror of singing in public.
Brow Beat
Nov. 1 2013 5:01 PMThere Is No Way I Am Taking My Children to Free Birds This Weekend
Oct. 25 2013 8:08 AMBad GrandpaThe Jackass boys embrace narrative complexity and genuine human emotion. Well, kinda.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2013 2:44 PM“Bad” Titles: The Latest in Hollywood Laziness
Oct. 11 2013 7:00 AMThe Birth of Planned ParenthoodA comics biography of the inspiring, infuriating Margaret Sanger.
Brow Beat
Oct. 10 2013 9:21 AMHere Is the Loveliest Cross-Stitch of Nobel Prize Winner Alice Munro You Are Likely to See All Day
Sept. 16 2013 3:34 PMHow Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?Slate partners with @GunDeaths for an interactive, crowdsourced tally of the toll firearms have taken since Dec. 14.
Sept. 6 2013 9:20 AMCeremonyCan one Joy Division fan change the bloody ways of the Aztec empire?
Aug. 9 2013 9:40 AMMass-Market MarathonTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is everything I hoped it would be.
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 9 2013 5:10 AMThe Audio Book Club on Life After LifeOur critics love Kate Atkinson’s ingenious historical (and counter-historical) novel of World War II.
Aug. 8 2013 10:30 AMMass-Market MarathonA Shirley Jackson mystery—and the case of the disappearing literary paperback.
Aug. 7 2013 11:30 AMMass-Market MarathonA Charles Portis novel can clear your sinuses like a shot of whiskey.
Aug. 5 2013 12:15 PMMass-Market MarathonRevisiting John Gardner’s Grendel, the first book that blew my mind.




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Sometimes Women Do Make Fake Rape Allegations

And we need to treat that as a serious problem.


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.