David Yaffe
David Yaffe

David Yaffe is assistant professor of English at Syracuse University and the author of Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing.

Music
Aug. 11 2006 7:20 AMTangled Up in KeysWhy does Bob Dylan namecheck Alicia Keys in his new song?
Music
Dec. 8 2005 1:00 PMIt's All Too MuchIs there anything left to say about the Beatles?
Music
June 2 2004 5:07 PMA West Side Story StoryHow Bernstein's musical entered the jazz canon (and why it took so long).
Low Concept
May 24 2006 1:10 PMThe State of the Dylan AddressAn annual tradition.
Music
Sept. 23 2005 6:18 AMThe Last Temptation of Dylan Watching the new documentary.
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March 5 2015 11:29 AM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
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Medical Examiner
March 6 2015 8:08 AM The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.