Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is the author of Live at the Apollo.

July 31 2014 11:44 PMThe Great Man Theory of FunkGet On Up shows us James Brown the unstoppable personality, but skimps on James Brown the musician.
Aug. 16 2013 5:48 AMSuperhero SmackdownWho would win in a fight: Marvel or DC?
College Week
Nov. 17 2005 2:38 PMCollege RadioWhat's changed—and what hasn't.
Sept. 28 2005 10:52 AMFading StarBig Star returns to its own party, 30 years too late.
Mixing Desk
July 8 2005 1:59 PMBuccaneer RockAnd other music for (and by) children.
Mixing Desk
Feb. 17 2005 4:48 PMRock Songs You Can Actually Dance ToThe latest from LCD Soundsystem and the Postal Service.
Nov. 9 2004 10:33 AMThe Remix EraBefore mash-ups, there was Depeche Mode.
Sept. 7 2004 3:38 PMTake TwoHow does Persepolis 2 stack up as a graphic novel?
Mixing Desk
June 24 2004 10:44 AMShall We Dance?Songs from the Billboard Club Play Top 10.
June 18 2004 3:22 PMThe Undynamic DuoAre Elvis Costello and Diana Krall ruining each other?
May 6 2004 2:50 PMPrince's "Comeback"Debunking the critics' take on Musicology.
March 19 2004 5:48 PMGoing Their Own WayWhy is Fleetwood Mac the least influential great band ever?
July 16 2003 4:52 PMSix Degrees of ProcrastinationWhy is everyone you know on Friendster?
May 15 2001 3:00 AMSigns of Intelligent LifeA.I.'s mysterious and masterful promotional campaign. 
Aug. 21 2013 6:30 AMHow Ashamed Should You Feel About Using Spotify?Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story.
April 20 2009 6:56 AMFlukes of the UniverseA brief history of the spoken-word pop hit.
Oct. 14 2005 7:10 AMLiz PhairIs her new album a return to form?
Aug. 9 2005 7:20 AMThere Goes the SunWhich sunscreens work best?
Mixing Desk
May 27 2005 7:24 AMPower Pop and Its Discontents Five albums of hand claps, drum fills, and mopery.
Mixing Desk
Jan. 6 2005 2:40 PMLighten UpA Bright Eyes single that's not too angsty, and other recent gems.
Oct. 28 2004 6:01 PMDesert Island DJHow John Peel helped shape American musical taste.
Mixing Desk
July 13 2004 1:59 PMThat's a Rap?Songs from the fringes of hip-hop.
June 23 2004 9:12 AMRhymer's DelightThe Beasties' old-school album rocks.
Mixing Desk
June 7 2004 2:21 PMKeeping Up With the SmithsSongs recorded with Morrissey in mind.
Mixing Desk
April 22 2004 5:07 PMSongs With BaggagePop music grapples with its past.
Dec. 17 2003 6:21 PMPlease, Sir, I Want Some MooreThe lazy British genius who transformed American comics.
June 21 2001 3:00 AMLoud, Proud, and One Helluva CrowdA symphony—yes, a symphony—for 100 electric guitars.
April 18 2001 3:00 AMI Wanna Be JoeyWhy all those rock writers are mourning Joey Ramone.


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
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Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
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Sept. 20 2014 3:21 PM “The More You Know (About Black People)” Uses Very Funny PSAs to Condemn Black Stereotypes
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Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
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Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.