David Samuels

David Samuels is a contributing editor at Harper's and a frequent contributor to the Atlantic and The New Yorker.

Foreigners
Nov. 13 2009 12:49 PMFollow the RocketsWhy Russia is the big winner in the Middle East arms race.
Music
Jan. 7 2003 1:11 PMThe Return of Mope RockNew Order, the Smiths, and the first pop trend of 2003.
Music
Dec. 13 2002 1:29 PMYour Christmas Shopping ListThe year's five best indie albums.
Music
Nov. 27 2002 5:42 PMThe Real King of RapNas is no Eminem. He's better.
Music
Nov. 8 2002 5:52 PMThe Next Radiohead?Idlewild could be tomorrow's big British rock band. Uh-oh.
Culturebox
Dec. 5 2001 11:13 AMMonsters, Inc., Inc.Pixar's quiet disdain for children.
Foreigners
April 9 2009 6:13 PMWhy Israel Will Bomb IranThe rational argument for an attack.
Music
Dec. 20 2002 2:45 PMDead Beatles for ChristmasWhy were their solo albums so awful?
Music
Dec. 6 2002 1:12 PMHelp These Boys Go Gold!Why the Vines are better than the Strokes, the Hives, and all those other Vowel Bands.
Music
Nov. 15 2002 4:11 PMKurt Cobain's Last StandThe crass, exploitative release of Nirvana's final song.
Music
Nov. 1 2002 12:40 PMThe Last DJ?What rap lost when Jam Master Jay died.
Culturebox
Sept. 23 2001 5:12 PMAmericathonFriday night with Julia, Bruce, and the rest of the gang.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

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

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Amazon Is Launching a Serious Run at Apple and Samsung

Television

Slim Pickings at the Network TV Bazaar

Three talented actresses in three terrible shows.

Foreigners

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. 

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

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 9:00 PM Amazon Is Now a Gadget Company
  Health & Science
Jurisprudence
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?