David Haglund David Haglund

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

Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2014 5:06 PMWhat Robin Williams Learned From Jonathan Winters
Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2014 11:10 AMThe 10 Simpsons Episodes You Need to DVR (Because They’re Airing So Late at Night)
Screening Room
Aug. 18 2014 12:52 PMHow Good Morning Vietnam Made Robin Williams a Movie StarThe part set the template for nearly all his successful roles to come.
Brow Beat
Aug. 14 2014 11:18 AMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’60s Hits by Just Their First Second?
Brow Beat
Aug. 12 2014 3:01 PMThe Interview That Completely Changed How I Thought About Robin Williams
Brow Beat
Aug. 6 2014 5:35 PMThe Problem With Saying True Detective Was “Plagiarized”
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
Brow Beat
Aug. 22 2014 5:32 PMMaria Bamford Talks Comedy and Mental Health on Modern Comedian
Brow Beat
Aug. 20 2014 5:45 PMWoo Hoo! The Simpsons Marathon Will Include Scenes That Were Cut in Syndication.
Brow Beat
Aug. 18 2014 8:46 AMWatch John Oliver’s Take on Ferguson and the Police
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. 8 2014 12:01 PMEveryone’s Favorite American Soccer Coach Returns
Brow Beat
Aug. 5 2014 11:49 AMTrue Detective Season 2 Seems to Be Taking Shape
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!




Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Tom Hanks Has a Short Story in the New Yorker. It’s Not Good.

Brow Beat

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The Procedural Rule That Could Prevent Gay Marriage From Reaching SCOTUS Again

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Oct. 20 2014 3:16 PM The Catholic Church Is Changing, and Celibate Gays Are Leading the Way
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 9:13 PM The Smart, Talented, and Utterly Hilarious Leslie Jones Is SNL’s Newest Cast Member
Oct. 20 2014 11:36 PM Forget Oculus Rift This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
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.