Geeta Dayal

Geeta Dayal is the author of Another Green World, a recent book on Brian Eno. Follow her on Twitter.

Books
May 8 2014 6:00 PMTrolls!A history of pranksters, hackers, and mischief-makers.
The Music Club
Dec. 20 2013 6:00 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 11: Pharrell’s unrequited love of Steely Dan.
The Music Club
Dec. 17 2013 7:28 AMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 3: Why is everyone trying to remake Thriller?
Music
June 12 2013 6:11 PMThe Beauty of Slow DeteriorationNew electronic music that’s nostalgic for the sounds of the VHS era.
Music
March 12 2013 12:28 PMThe Next DayDavid Bowie’s excellent new album is a return to his high '70s form without being a retread.
Brow Beat
Dec. 21 2012 7:38 PMBlaming Pop Culture for Gun Violence Is Just a Distraction
Music
Dec. 6 2012 12:33 PMLost CauseOn his new “album”—it’s actually a collection of sheet music—Beck tries to revive the days of singing ‘round the piano.
Music
Nov. 16 2012 8:08 AMMusic To Sleep toThe ambient beauty of Brian Eno.
Culturebox
Feb. 25 2014 5:52 PMFree SamplesIs De La Soul’s long fight to release its music digitally finally over—or just beginning?
The Music Club
Dec. 19 2013 2:44 PMThe Music Club, 2013Entry 7: “Blurred Lines” should be banished from this solar system.
Culturebox
Oct. 28 2013 4:52 PMLou Reed’s Palm PilotThe late artist was a rock god and the epitome of New York cool. He was also a big nerd.
Music
May 21 2013 5:28 PMDaft Punk’s Random Access MemoriesTotally undanceable, dafter than ever—and a wire-to-wire triumph.
Books
Feb. 1 2013 11:20 PMPhreaks and GeeksBefore Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak invented Apple, they hacked phones.
Music
Dec. 12 2012 5:11 PMRavi ShankarHe was a lot more than just the Indian guy who hung out with the Beatles.
Books
Nov. 30 2012 11:24 PMBASICA single line of code sends readers into a labyrinth.

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

The Irritating Confidante

John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.

My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s

Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee

Medical Examiner

Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?

Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?

Technology

Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

The World’s Human Rights Violators Are Signatories on the World’s Human Rights Treaties

How Punctual Are Germans?

  News & Politics
Politics
Oct. 22 2014 12:44 AM We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 5:57 PM Soda and Fries Have Lost Their Charm for Both Consumers and Investors
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 3:03 PM Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 11:44 PM Driving in Circles The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
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.