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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Doublex

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Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Television

The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Behold
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.