David Haglund David Haglund

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

Brow Beat
July 24 2014 12:41 PMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second?
Brow Beat
July 21 2014 9:06 AMWatch John Oliver Explain Just How Broken America’s Prison System Is
Brow Beat
July 17 2014 12:27 PMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’80s Hits by Just Their First Second?
The Audio Book Club
July 11 2014 1:44 PMThe Audio Book Club Meets Karl OveSlate critics debate My Struggle: Book One.
Brow Beat
July 3 2014 2:02 PMWhat Makes a Michael Bay Movie a Michael Bay Movie
Brow Beat
June 19 2014 4:25 PMJerry Seinfeld Is Trying to Bring Back the Theme Song
Behind the Scenes
June 16 2014 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
Brow Beat
June 10 2014 3:17 PMAlready Watched Orange Is the New Black Season 2? Then Join Our Spoiler-Filled Discussion.
Brow Beat
June 6 2014 4:33 PMWhat the Aliens in the New Tom Cruise Movie Look Like
Sports Nut
June 4 2014 11:52 PMWhy Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?He was branded as “crazy” and became the subject of a vicious rumor. Is the stigma against mental illness keeping him out of the league?
Sports Nut
June 4 2014 1:25 PMFinding Delonte WestGetting an interview with the subject of my Slate story was a lot harder than I thought it would be.
Sports Nut
June 4 2014 1:19 PMSlate Voice: “Why Isn’t Delonte West in the NBA?”Listen to Slate’s David Haglund read his story on Delonte West.
Brow Beat
May 27 2014 5:51 PMThe Most Amusing Voice-Actor of His Generation Turns 2001 Into a Much Funnier Movie
Brow Beat
May 21 2014 3:56 PMEmma Stone Bewitches Colin Firth in the Trailer for Woody Allen’s Next Movie
Brow Beat
May 15 2014 1:41 PMHere’s Cormac McCarthy’s Rejected Contribution to the Chipotle Cups Project
Brow Beat
July 21 2014 12:12 PMWeird Al Skewers Corporate-Speak to the Tune of “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”
Brow Beat
July 17 2014 2:48 PMA Guide to the Most Persuasive Theory About Jon Snow’s Mother
Brow Beat
July 16 2014 9:33 AMRichard Linklater Explains How He Made Boyhood and What’s Unique About the Movies
Brow Beat
July 8 2014 8:37 AMJimmy Fallon Gets Crosby, Stills & Nash to Join His Neil Young on “Fancy”
Slate Plus Video
June 30 2014 1:47 PM“I Never Know What to Expect From Him”Human tails and the unpredictable nature of Slate’s editor David Plotz.
Brow Beat
June 18 2014 11:40 AMMick Jagger and David Bowie Look Delightfully Silly Without Their Music
Brow Beat
June 12 2014 11:39 AMThe Game of Thrones Theme as Old-Timey Jazz Is Catchy, Danceable, and Great
Brow Beat
June 9 2014 12:52 PMWatch That Great 360-Degree Shot From Last Night’s Game of Thrones
June 6 2014 3:56 PMEdge of TomorrowWatch out for that alien tentacle—it’s a doozy!
Brow Beat
June 4 2014 4:45 PMHow Some People Wish Last Week’s Game of Thrones Had Ended
Sports Nut
June 4 2014 1:19 PM“I Didn’t Really Know What the Story Would Be Until I Did”David Haglund and his editor Josh Levin talk about reporting his longform story on Delonte West.
Brow Beat
May 28 2014 9:15 AMWhat American Comedy Filmmakers Could Learn From Edgar Wright
Brow Beat
May 26 2014 2:40 PMThere Are Now 500 Episodes of Marc Maron’s WTF. Which Ones Should You Start With?
Brow Beat
May 20 2014 3:35 PMDavid Lynch’s Return of the Jedi Might Have Been Something Like This
Brow Beat
May 15 2014 12:17 PMDylan Sings Sinatra




Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Sept. 29 2014 10:00 PM “Everything Must Change in Italy” An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 29 2014 3:10 PM The Lonely Teetotaler Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 29 2014 1:52 PM Do Not Fear California’s New Affirmative Consent Law
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2014 11:56 PM Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 29 2014 12:01 PM This Is Your MOM’s Mars
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.