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.

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The XX Factor
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  News & Politics
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Sept. 30 2014 1:38 PM Mad About Modi
 Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.

  Business
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Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
  Life
Education
Sept. 30 2014 1:48 PM Thrashed Florida State’s new president is underqualified and mistrusted. But here’s how he can turn it around.
  Double X
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  Slate Plus
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  Arts
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  Technology
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  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
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  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.