Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner is author of the forthcoming book The Geography of Bliss, to be published in 2008.

Life And Art
Nov. 3 2006 4:57 PMThe Real KazakhstanWhat does Borat get right and wrong about his native land?
Dec. 23 2005 12:03 PMEntry 5
Dec. 21 2005 12:06 PMEntry 3
Dec. 19 2005 1:24 PMEntry 1
How They Do It
March 25 2005 7:17 AMEuromailWhat Germans can teach us about e-mail.
How They Do It
Jan. 4 2005 12:41 PMPaper or Plastic?Mexico and Australia have ditched paper money for plastic bills. Should we, too?
Net Election
Sept. 29 2004 8:17 AMThe Bombay BallotWhat the U.S. can learn from India's electronic voting machines.
How They Do It
Feb. 14 2006 6:39 AMWiretapping, European-StyleThink Bush's warrantless NSA surveillance is bad? Wait till you hear what the British government does.
Dec. 22 2005 2:07 PMEntry 4
Dec. 20 2005 11:49 AMEntry 2
How They Do It
Aug. 15 2005 2:59 PMThanks for Your Hard Work. Now Get Out!Can a Persian Gulf-style guest-worker program succeed in the U.S.?
How They Do It
Jan. 20 2005 7:25 AMThe First Nonsmoking NationBhutan banned tobacco. Could the rest of the world follow?
The Best Policy
Oct. 29 2004 7:19 AMYou Must Vote. It's the Law.Australia requires citizens to vote. Should the U.S.?



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

The Ludicrous Claims You’ll Hear at This Company’s “Egg Freezing Parties”

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM Going Private To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
The Vault
Oct. 1 2014 10:49 AM James Meredith, Determined to Enroll at Ole Miss, Declares His Purpose in a 1961 Letter
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AM Everyone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets a Remix You Can Dance to
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 10:27 AM 3,000 French Scientists Are Marching to Demand More Research Funding
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.