Dan Kois
Dan Kois Dan Kois

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s culture department. He is writing a book called How to Be a Family and co-writing, with Isaac Butler, an oral history of Angels in America.

Brow Beat
Dec. 10 2015 10:38 AMWhat Do the Golden Globe Nominations Mean for the Oscars? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 3 2015 11:52 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Dear Prudence EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on how to explain tragic events to your kids, plus parenting advice from new Prudie Mallory Ortberg. 
Books
Dec. 2 2015 9:53 AMThe 10 Best Comics of 2015Slate Book Review critics on the cartoon stories that moved and surprised them the most.
The Drift
Nov. 28 2015 10:00 AMThe Creepiest Book of the Year Imagines a World Without Sleep
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 25 2015 12:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Obergruppenfuhrer” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Spotlight, The Man in the High Castle, and “Conversion via Twitter.”
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 20 2015 9:00 AMThe “Podcast Feud” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of the Political Gabfest, Culture Gabfest, and Hang Up and Listen face off in a Slate-y version of Family Feud
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 18 2015 2:21 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Live From Broadway” EditionSlate’s megapodcast on the Paris attacks, Master of None, the Russian doping scandal, and an interview with the stars of Hamilton.
The Audio Book Club
Nov. 6 2015 10:24 AMThe Audio Book Club Weeps Over A Little LifeSlate critics debate Hanya Yanagihara’s misery-soaked epic.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 5 2015 1:38 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Agony of Defeat EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about new screen-time recommendations and parenting through your kids’ sports heartbreak.
Brow Beat
Oct. 29 2015 9:20 AMElvis Costello Talks About His Angry Young Man Days—and Sings! (VIDEO)
Culturebox
Oct. 23 2015 12:36 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Dan Kois regrets the errors made in last week’s newsletter.
Brow Beat
Oct. 16 2015 2:14 PMIt’s the 25th Anniversary of Paul Simon’s Best Album! (No, Not Graceland.)
Books
Oct. 9 2015 12:09 PMThe Girl, the Psycho, and the Nice GuyA comic about teenagers that understands just how frustrating they can be.
Books
Oct. 2 2015 7:26 AMNo Life on MarsAndy Weir’s The Martian gets the science right but leaves out what matters most.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 10 2015 11:52 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Hikes for Whiners EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on getting kids outside and the downside of summer break.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Dec. 7 2015 11:39 AMThe “Total Disaster Area of Parenting” Bonus SegmentPolitical Gabfest panelist David Plotz shares a parenting conundrum with Mom and Dad Are Fighting.
Books
Dec. 3 2015 10:00 AMThe First Parenting Book That Truly Understands MeIt’s Emily Flake’s sharp and funny cartoon guide to modern child-rearing. Heh … rearing.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 30 2015 10:11 AMThe “Useful Thanks Purveyor” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts welcome culture editor Dan Kois to discuss the archetypal family roles at Thanksgiving dinners.
Movies
Nov. 25 2015 12:57 PMThe Good DinosaurSimplistic story, but look at the glorious world Pixar made.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 20 2015 5:14 PMThe “Attaching a Special Hose to My Toilet” Bonus SegmentThe hosts of Mom and Dad Are Fighting chat with Ruth Graham, who shares a parenting fail that she considers a triumph. 
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 19 2015 4:00 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Another Obama Administration Official EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss the nation’s educational problems and nonbelieving parents embracing church.  
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Nov. 6 2015 4:02 PMThe “Big Fans of Vexillology” Bonus SegmentSlate’s Mom and Dad Are Fighting hosts chat with Mike Pesca, who shares a parenting triumph.
Books
Nov. 5 2015 4:22 PMBeautiful and Surprising Maps of the Worlds Within BooksAndrew DeGraff’s remarkable “literary atlas” Plotted.
Brow Beat
Nov. 5 2015 12:56 PMIs a Charlie Brown Movie a Charlie Brown Movie If It Has a Happy Ending?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 26 2015 8:30 AMThe “Voluminous Ocean of Fails” Bonus SegmentThe Mom and Dad Are Fighting crew is live from D.C. to share their best and worst parenting experiences.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 22 2015 12:04 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Live From Basically the White House EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast discuss politics, politicians, and pop culture.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 9 2015 2:18 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets The MartianSlate critics debate Andy Weir’s cheerful space odyssey.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 8 2015 12:51 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Adult Trick-or-Treat EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast about cancer, Halloween, and other scary things.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 24 2015 9:30 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Two Truths and a Lie EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on foster parenting and making a mess with your children.
Books
Sept. 10 2015 11:38 AMMy Dog’s a Star!A lovely story of viral fame for very young readers.

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