David Haglund David Haglund

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

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 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 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
May 14 2014 3:31 PMAn Alternate Ending for Tyrion’s Great Speech on Game of Thrones
Brow Beat
May 14 2014 10:05 AMI Would Definitely Watch Law & Order: Game of Thrones
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 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 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
Culture Gabfest
May 14 2014 11:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest “I Dig Your Directionless Fury” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Locke, Adventure Time, and Nikil Saval’s Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.
Brow Beat
May 13 2014 3:56 PM“Like a Prayer” Sounds Great as a Vintage Swing Tune, Too




Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.