Edward McClelland
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 21 2014 7:36 PMSilver Medal FaceThe saddest-looking second-place finishers in Olympic history.
Sports Nut
May 2 2013 2:24 PMThe Oldest Curse in SportsCan Verrazano break the Kentucky Derby’s Curse of Apollo?
Sports Nut
June 8 2012 2:58 PMAbolish the Triple CrownI’ll Have Another’s retirement from racing confirms it: Horse racing’s famous feat is anachronistic and impossible to achieve.
Sports Nut
Aug. 25 2011 10:21 AMUnbreakableThe women's track and field record book needs to be expunged.
June 9 2010 6:33 PMObama Made Me Do ItHow Rod Blagojevich plans to turn his trial into a political spectacle.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 16 2010 11:58 AMHe Shoots, He SkisA would-be biathlete tries winter's weirdest sport.
Aug. 20 2009 5:19 PMTaking Sprinting to New HeightsThe 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set two more world records. Why haven't there been more tall sprinters?
Dec. 30 2008 5:09 PMBlago's Wily MoveThe Illinois governor dares the Senate to reject his appointee, Roland Burris.
Sports Nut
Nov. 26 2008 6:53 AMIn Praise of Kissing Your SisterWhy I love tie games.
Sports Nut
May 16 2008 7:03 AMLet Them Gallop!Come on, equestrian pooh-bahs, open the Triple Crown to horses of all ages.
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2007 10:32 AMWorld's Fastest ShamAsafa Powell just set the world record in the 100 meters. Big whoop.
Jan. 6 2014 8:08 PMIn Praise of the L.L. Bean WindstopperYou have to buy this winter coat.
Sports Nut
April 15 2013 5:30 AMThe Other Kind of MoneyballThe grotesque rise of baseball salaries reveals everything that’s wrong with the American financial system.
Sports Nut
May 4 2012 3:10 PMIs Horse Racing Immoral?How we should think about deaths on the racetrack.
Sports Nut
May 5 2011 4:23 PMTwo Minutes on TopWhy you should root for Comma to the Top to win Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
April 8 2010 11:46 AMAnd Down the Stretch She ComesHow can a female horse like Zenyatta beat all the males at the racetrack?
Sports Nut
Oct. 28 2009 2:59 PMSatchel Paige vs. Babe RuthIntegrating Major League Baseball retroactively with Strat-o-Matic cards.
March 4 2009 3:58 PMThe Latest Chicago PolMike Quigley isn't quite Rahm Emanuel, but he's not Rod Blagojevich, either.
Dec. 23 2008 11:18 AMThe Senator From BlagojevichWhy Illinois' current governor should appoint Illinois' next senator.
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 17 2008 7:18 PMTaking Sprinting to New HeightsThe 6-foot-5 Usain Bolt set a world record in the 100-meter dash. Short sprinters, beware.
Sports Nut
May 1 2008 4:28 PMWhy Doesn't Anybody Go to the Horse Races?It pays to stay home.
Sports Nut
April 12 2007 3:27 PMHorse Racing's Plastic SurgeryHow a synthetic track surface will change the Sport of Kings forever.



Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

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

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

Why Men Can Never Remember Anything

The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Why Men Can Never Remember Anything
Sept. 19 2014 11:33 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 1:56 PM Scotland’s Attack on the Status Quo Expect more political earthquakes across Europe.
Sept. 19 2014 3:24 PM Why Innovators Hate MBAs
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
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.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 5:03 PM White House Chief Information Officer Will Run U.S. Ebola Response
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 12:13 PM The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola  The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.
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.