Dave McKenna

Dave McKenna is a writer in Washington D.C.

Sports Nut
June 18 2013 11:50 AMThe End of JoyWhy do athletes look so angry when they do something great?
Sports Nut
May 3 2010 3:39 PMDownward SpiralWashington Redskins owner Dan Snyder's amusing failure at Six Flags.
Hang Up And Listen
March 29 2010 5:54 PMHang Up and Listen: The Fight at TGI Friday's EditionListen to Slate's podcast about the week in sports.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 27 2004 6:29 PMHulk Hogan's HeroesWhy pro wrestlers should be in the Olympics.
Sports Nut
Jan. 4 2013 5:37 PMA Season of Miracles in WashingtonThe Redskins reappear, and the owner vanishes.
Hang Up And Listen
April 19 2010 5:09 PMHang Up and Listen: The Redskins and Indians EditionListen to Slate's podcast about the week in sports.
Sports Nut
March 16 2005 4:05 PMTeams We HateDuke, Chattanooga, and nine other odious schools in this year's NCAA tournament.
Left Field
June 11 2004 3:14 PMHammers, Sickles, and TurnbucklesSoviet wrestlers mourn Ronald Reagan.


The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 9:19 PM The Phone Call Is Twenty Minutes of Pitch-Perfect, Wrenching Cinema
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.