Daniel Brook

Daniel Brook is a journalist and author whose latest book, A History of Future Cities, was published in February.

Feb. 25 2013 5:41 AMSlumdogs, MillionairesThanks to Mumbai’s land reform act, the very rich and very poor have become next-door neighbors.
Jan. 18 2013 2:11 PMEast Meets West CoastSnoop Dogg tours India, where rap lyrics are under fire.
May 15 2012 11:15 AMThe Wire vs. TremeDavid Simon hosts a battle of the bands between Baltimore and New Orleans.
Sept. 9 2009 7:03 AMMohamed Atta Confronts the Historic Muslim Monuments and Modern High-Rises of Cairo
April 29 2008 6:23 PMMickey Mouse OperationForget Miley Cyrus. Check out Disney's Chinese underwear ad.
Feb. 21 2013 11:58 AMNew York Should Hate the Voting Rights ActWhy the city is taking a principled stand to defend it.
Nov. 27 2012 1:11 PMForeign InfluenceCan a death row inmate in Virginia save his life by claiming he’s Ukrainian?
Sept. 10 2009 9:40 AMIn Aleppo, Syria, Mohamed Atta Thought He Could Build the Ideal Islamic City
Sept. 8 2009 9:32 AMWhat Can We Learn About Mohamed Atta From His Work as a Student of Urban Planning?
Dec. 26 2007 11:24 AMIt's Way Too Easy Being GreenThe decidedly dupable system for rating a building's greenness.



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 2:57 PM ISIS Helps Snuff Out Conservative Opposition to Government Funding Bill
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 1:26 PM Hey CBS, Rihanna Is Exactly Who I Want to See on My TV Before NFL Games
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 1:01 PM A Rare, Very Unusual Interview With Michael Jackson, Animated
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.