David Haglund David Haglund

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

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
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 27 2014 11:43 AMThe Secret of the Ice Bucket Challenge’s Viral Success
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
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
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?




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. Then I Married Someone Like Him.

  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 17 2014 4:08 PM How Teflon Is Vladimir Putin's Popularity?
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 1:59 PM Ask a Homo: Secret Ally Codes 
  Double X
Sept. 17 2014 4:10 PM Can These Women Fix the NFL? Or will the NFL fix them?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 4:07 PM Kern Your Enthusiasm: The Genius of Jenson’s Roman
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 12:35 PM IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 11:18 AM A Bridge Across the Sky
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?