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

Books
Sept. 11 2014 1:50 PMLost Souls Wandering to Their DoomThe gorgeous ghost stories of Emily Carroll.
Brow Beat
Sept. 2 2014 4:19 PMHBO Is Ruining the Wire And We Have the GIF That Proves It
Better Summer
Aug. 24 2014 9:15 PMWhat Is the Best Game of Tag?A Slate debate.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Aug. 14 2014 8:19 AMIs This Eco-Kosher Shamanistic Aromatherapy Mom Better Than You?
Brow Beat
Aug. 12 2014 10:41 PMLauren Bacall Was Game for Anything, Even Getting Punched Out on The Sopranos
The Audio Book Club
Aug. 8 2014 11:06 AMThe Audio Book Club Asks, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?Slate critics take on Roz Chast’s cartoon memoir about her parents’ decline.
Brow Beat
Aug. 1 2014 10:37 AMThe 10 Best Songs to Get You Hooked on Spoon, One of America’s Best Rock Bands
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 31 2014 9:33 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Slate Staff Call-In Question Extravaganza” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on custody arrangements, kids’ last names, European nudity, and much more. 
Books
July 27 2014 11:52 PMTsukuru Tazaki’s PuzzleAn interactive introduction to Haruki Murakami’s new novel.
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 3:24 PMIs Boyhood Really a Masterpiece? Three Slate Writers Discuss the New Film.
Books
July 9 2014 3:38 PMHow to Be HappyA bright cartooning talent gets her first book of short stories, and it’s beautiful and surprising.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 3 2014 10:21 AMDo Dads Get a Pass on Talking With Daughters About Their Periods?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
June 19 2014 10:16 AMPreschool Graduation: Totally Adorable or Utterly Ridiculous?
Brow Beat
June 16 2014 12:40 AMWho Is the Worst Person in Westeros? Breaking Down Game of Thrones Season 4.
The XX Factor
June 11 2014 1:12 PMYou See Two Kids Alone in a Car on a Hot Day. What Do You Do?
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 11 2014 11:26 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Porn Talk EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on talking to kids about porn and the pressure of the family dinner. 
Slate Picks
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 20 2014 10:18 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Precision of Language” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on The Giver, ironic misandry, and movie soundtracks.
Slate Picks
Aug. 13 2014 7:31 AMSongs That Make Slate NostalgicA roundup of the music from high school that staffers still love.
Brow Beat
Aug. 11 2014 8:54 PMRobin Williams Was a Great Silent Comedian, Too
Books
Aug. 6 2014 12:11 PMScratch MarksThe beauty of a comic book drawn only in pencil.
Slate Picks
July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Culture Gabfest
July 30 2014 10:42 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Dumb Culture Gabfest” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on TV comedy Nathan for You, Blake Lively’s new website Preserve, and the surprising power of children’s literature.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
July 17 2014 11:08 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Ethan Hawke in a Minivan” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on the new movie Boyhood and pre-pregnancy contracts. 
The Audio Book Club
July 11 2014 1:44 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets Karl OveSlate critics debate My Struggle: Book One.
The Spot
July 3 2014 1:11 PMWho Won the World Cup of Arm-Folding?
Slate Plus
July 2 2014 12:06 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast: The Complete Fourth SeasonSpoiling everything in one convenient place.
Slate Plus
June 16 2014 4:21 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 10“The Children” season finale edition.
Movies
June 12 2014 6:17 PMThe RoverGuy Pearce really wants his car back.
Slate Plus
June 9 2014 5:00 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 9“The Watchers on the Wall” edition.

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Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
  Sports
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.