David Haglund David Haglund

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

Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:25 AMThese Fake Novels Brilliantly Send Up Philip Roth and Other Macho Writers
Slate Picks
Oct. 17 2014 1:33 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine. 
Brow Beat
Oct. 15 2014 10:25 AMStephen Colbert Rocks Out With Neil Young on Environmentalist Anthem
Brow Beat
Oct. 9 2014 11:27 AMJimmy Fallon and Ira Glass Discuss Whether Shakespeare Actually Sucks
Brow Beat
Oct. 6 2014 4:14 PMThe Subtle Favor David Fincher Did for Steven Soderbergh in Gone Girl
Brow Beat
Oct. 3 2014 3:42 PMA Spoiler-Filled Discussion of David Fincher’s Gone Girl
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 6:39 PMIs Transparent Fall’s Best New Show? Or Is Even That Praise Too Faint?
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 10:34 AMJohn Oliver Wonders Aloud Why So Many Americans Favor Drone Strikes
Brow Beat
Sept. 25 2014 3:34 PMBad Lip Reading Returns to The Walking Dead
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 6:23 PMBryan Cranston Re-Enacts Baseball’s Best Moments to Promote the Upcoming Postseason
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 12:25 PMKatniss Is a Reluctant Hero in the New Hunger Games Trailer
Brow Beat
Sept. 12 2014 11:32 AMThe Very Funny Comic Who Just Became SNL’s Next “Weekend Update” Anchor
Brow Beat
Sept. 8 2014 10:07 AMWatch John Oliver Discuss Student Debt and Go After For-Profit Colleges
Brow Beat
Sept. 4 2014 11:17 AMThere’s Good News and Bad News About Game of Thrones Season 5
Brow Beat
Sept. 2 2014 3:44 PMIf the Game of Thrones Credits Were Done by Saul Bass
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 5:03 PMMarcel the Shell Is Back and as Endearing as Ever
Brow Beat
Oct. 15 2014 12:50 PMWatch Bill Murray Do “Nick the Lounge Singer” for the Very First Time
Brow Beat
Oct. 10 2014 3:46 PMWatch a Full-Length, Fan-Made, Crowd-Sourced Version of The Empire Strikes Back
Brow Beat
Oct. 9 2014 9:13 AMSix Feet Under Finally Has a Successor. It’s Transparent.
Brow Beat
Oct. 6 2014 12:07 PMTwin Peaks Is Returning to Television. With New Episodes. Really.
Brow Beat
Oct. 2 2014 10:36 AMHow Bad Will Adam Sandler’s Netflix Movies Be?
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 5:06 PMThe Strange Thing David Fincher Does With the “Cool Girl” Speech in Gone Girl
Brow Beat
Sept. 26 2014 11:39 AMIf Tarantino Ever Directs Game of Thrones, This Version of the Theme Would Be Perfect
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PMWatch Dave Chappelle, Louis CK, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 10:52 AMBill Hader Explains Why Playing Stefon Made Him Laugh and Why LeBron James Is Funny
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 AMWatch Conan O’Brien Sing the Monorail Song
Brow Beat
Sept. 11 2014 2:29 PMOne of the Earliest Mashups Brilliantly Combined Apocalypse Now and Winnie the Pooh
Brow Beat
Sept. 4 2014 3:11 PMWatch Joan Rivers Explain the Life of a Comedian to Louis C.K.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 3 2014 11:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Vancouver, France” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Whit Stillman’s The Cosmopolitans, Twitch.tv, and “Against [X]” essays.
Brow Beat
Aug. 27 2014 5:59 PMThe Show That Zach Galifianakis Wrote With Louis C.K. Sounds Great and Is Really Happening




The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer


Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.


Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
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.