Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk is the author of Live at the Apollo.

Buy a Small Business
Oct. 15 2014 10:08 AMKeeping Portland WeirdIt’s an easy city to mock—but its quirks also make it a haven for small businesses.
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.
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. 



Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


The Right to Run

If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PM The Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.