Dan Kois Dan Kois

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

Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 23 2014 4:51 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: Your Own Personal Fantasyland EditionSlate’s parenting podcast on Disney World, allowances for kids, and hot topics from the Mommy Wars.
The Audio Book Club
Oct. 10 2014 1:03 PMThe Audio Book Club Goes WildSlate’s critics discuss Cheryl Strayed’s memoir of a summer on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Culturebox
Oct. 9 2014 10:10 AMYes More DramaThe deep and unique pleasure of reading plays.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2014 12:40 PMDoctor, Do I Have Second Novel Syndrome?
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 12:04 PMWill Reading Gone Girl Undermine Your Marriage or Reaffirm It? We Discuss the Book.
Books
Sept. 23 2014 7:14 AMFighting the Sophomore Slump, Five Novels at a TimeAnnouncing the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
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. 
Family
Oct. 16 2014 11:21 AMThe Most Individualized Place on EarthDisney’s new Fantasyland makes your special snowflake of a kid the star.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Oct. 9 2014 11:44 AMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The Mom Jeans, Dad Jokes EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on mom jeans and talking to kids about contraception.
Books
Oct. 8 2014 10:47 AMA Man, a Dog, and a MonsterAlec Longstreth’s delightful all-ages fable Basewood.
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2014 3:42 PMA Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Sept. 25 2014 3:16 PMMom and Dad Are Fighting: The “Should I Even Be a Parent?” EditionListen to Slate’s parenting podcast on youth football, books with great female heroes, and ambivalence about having kids in the first place.
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.

READ MORE STORIES