Erik Sofge

Erik Sofge is a contributing editor at Popular Mechanics.

June 19 2013 8:00 AMThey Deactivate Droids, Don’t They?The unaddressed plight of Star Wars’ robotic underclass.
March 21 2012 6:35 AMThe Mockingjay ProblemHow will Hollywood adapt the chaotic third book of the Hunger Games trilogy?
June 11 2010 7:01 AMThe Not-So-Karate KidWhen did America fall out of love with the karate chop?
Hey, Wait A Minute
March 10 2008 6:35 PMOrc HolocaustThe reprehensible moral universe of Gary Gygax's Dungeons & Dragons.
Oct. 26 2012 11:38 AMThe American Revolution: The GameAssassin’s Creed III is a thrilling, hyperdetailed journey to the Colonial era. There are also aliens.
Nov. 3 2011 1:11 PMGood Touch, Bad TouchThe iconic iPhone interface tarnishes the legacy of Steve Jobs.
Dvd extras
June 17 2008 2:14 PMIn Defense of HulkYes, the Ang Lee one.
Nov. 20 2006 4:28 PMNintendon'tThe case against the Wii.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. What Exactly Is Holding Us Back?

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PM Watch Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?