Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer is editor at large of the New Republic. He is the author of How Soccer Explains the World.

Hang Up And Listen
July 11 2011 5:39 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hope Solo Durant EditionSlate's sports podcast on Team USA's stirring Women's World Cup win, ballpark fatalities, and locked-out NBA players going overseas.
The Book Club
Jan. 25 2006 1:24 PMIf Only He'd Taken On the Culture War …
Five-ring Circus
Aug. 12 2004 8:21 PMThe 2004 OlympicsIraq's meaningless inspirational victory.
Sports Nut
June 18 2003 5:23 PMBye, Bye, BecksWhy England's soccer god got shipped out.
Sports Nut
May 17 2002 10:05 AMWe Are the World CupWhy are the Spice Girls and Ricky Martin singing about soccer?
March 28 2002 5:19 PMKaddish for Uncle MiltieMilton Berle, television's No. 1 Jew.
Sports Nut
Sept. 11 2001 3:00 AMMussolini's Team 
Sports Nut
Feb. 12 2001 11:30 PMGloooooooooo—balism!
Dec. 30 1999 3:30 AMComing Soon to a Newsstand Near YouThe magazine industry digs itself into a deeper niche.
Oct. 8 1999 3:30 AM The Third Edmund MorrisMore fantasies from Reagan's fictographer.
Summary Judgment
Aug. 6 1998 3:30 AM
Summary Judgment
July 30 1998 3:30 AM
July 19 1998 3:30 AMThe WeinsteinsMoguls of the old school.
July 12 1998 3:30 AMNerd vs. NebbishWho's the bigger loser?
July 4 1998 3:30 AMPointillismA Talmudic exegesis of the "Talking Points."
Hang Up And Listen
May 31 2011 6:58 PMHang Up and Listen: The Platonic Ideal of Team EditionSlate's sports podcast on the NBA Finals, Jim Tressel, Barcelona's Champions League title, and cheerleading as a college sport.
The Book Club
Jan. 24 2006 1:32 PMHow Deep Can a Celebrity Hound Dig?
July 25 2003 3:13 PMThe Dictator's SonOdai, Qusai, and other progeny of evil.
Sports Nut
June 28 2002 12:41 PMThe man who ruined the World Cup.
April 23 2002 3:16 PMThe Lenny Bruce of CongressThe comic genius of James Traficant Jr.
Sports Nut
March 19 2002 4:01 PMThe Intifada All-StarsThe upside of violence in Israel? Better soccer.
Feb. 16 2001 3:00 AMErin Go BrockovichSoderbergh should win, but not for Traffic. 
Sports Nut
Dec. 11 2000 11:30 PMDefending Daniel "The Twerp" Snyder
The Breakfast Table
Nov. 15 1999 11:06 PMDissecting the Day's News
Oct. 7 1998 3:30 AMSlobodan MilosevicSlobodan Milosevic
Aug. 2 1998 3:30 AMMillennium VerbotenAn exchange of Cabinet-level e-mail in response to the latest White House directive.
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Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

There Are New Abuse Allegations Against Adrian Peterson

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

John Oliver Pleads for Scotland to Stay With the U.K.

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter


Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 

The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police

The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 1:51 PM Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police
  News & Politics
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.