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

Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?
Music

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Moneybox
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 2 2014 8:07 AM The Dark Side of Techtopia
  Life
Quora
Oct. 2 2014 8:27 AM How Do Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading for Students?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 2 2014 7:30 AM What Put the Man in the Moon in the Moon?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?