Jacob Brogan
Jacob Brogan

Jacob Brogan writes for Slate about technology and culture. Follow him on Twitter.

Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2018 5:38 PMAll Your Questions About the Oblique Plot of Annihilation, Answered
Working
Feb. 22 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does a Presbyterian LGBTQ Advocate Work?” TranscriptRead what Alex McNeill had to say about the intersection of faith, policy, and education in changing times.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 19 2018 4:58 PMSki Jumpers Are Artists, Not AthletesThe brilliance of Werner Herzog’s 1974 documentary The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner.
Future Tense
Feb. 15 2018 2:25 PMOh Great, Now Cryptocurrency Is Disrupting the Search for Aliens
Working
Feb. 14 2018 7:30 AMThe “How Does a Queer Theorist Work?” TranscriptRead what English professor Elizabeth Freeman had to say about her academic work.
Brow Beat
Feb. 13 2018 7:33 AMAre You a Newbie Excited for Black Panther? Here’s a Video Primer.
Future Tense
Feb. 7 2018 2:15 PMGrammarly Fixed a Security Vulnerability, but It Still Can’t Fix Our Writing
Working
Feb. 5 2018 11:45 AMHow Does a Miniature Therapy Horse Work?In this episode of Working, we learn about the daily labors of an adorable mare named Magic.
Future Tense
Jan. 29 2018 1:54 PMTwitter’s Fake Follower Controversy Exposes Social Media’s Underlying Economies of Shame
Future Tense
Jan. 24 2018 4:45 PMFor Ursula K. Le Guin, the Future Was Always About TodayThe acclaimed writer taught us how to think about tomorrow by contemplating the wonders of the present.
Future Tense
Jan. 18 2018 1:44 PMThe Internet Is for RobotsGoogle’s hilariously mundane infoboxes suggest that we no longer weave the web.
Future Tense
Jan. 11 2018 12:41 PMA Befuddled Donald Trump Almost Undermined the GOP’s Surveillance Agenda
Future Tense
Jan. 9 2018 11:01 AMWhy Did So Many People Believe Trump Watches a Gorilla Channel?There’s something broken about the way we make sense of the internet.
Future Tense
Jan. 5 2018 1:46 PMJoke Cryptocurrency Dogecoin Surpasses $1 Billion Market Cap
Working
Jan. 2 2018 8:00 PMThe “How Does a Bespoke Tailor Work?” TranscriptRead what Daniel Friedman had to say about running Bindle & Keep, a custom suiting company for all bodies.
Future Tense
Feb. 23 2018 10:15 AMManafort Left an Incriminating Paper Trail Because He Couldn’t Figure Out How to Convert PDFs to Word Files
Future Tense
Feb. 22 2018 2:36 PMWhy Is Someone Impersonating Michael Chabon on Instagram?
Working
Feb. 18 2018 2:00 PMHow Does a Guide Dog Work?This loyal canine helps guide his human through the world.
Future Tense
Feb. 14 2018 3:18 PMWe’ve All Cried in Public. This Site Lets Us Map Those Feelings.
Working
Feb. 13 2018 1:17 PMThe “How Does a Gender-Reassignment Surgeon Work?” TranscriptRead what Dr. Jess Ting had to say about his job at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.
Working
Feb. 11 2018 2:00 PMHow Does a Landscaping Goat Work?This herd clears foliage throughout the Seattle area.
Future Tense
Feb. 5 2018 4:00 PMKing of Kong Villain Billy Mitchell Embroiled in New Donkey Kong Scandal
The Industry
Jan. 30 2018 3:36 PMIs Tim Cook Swole?A Slate investigation.
Downtime
Jan. 25 2018 11:32 AMCracker BattleWhy Wheat Thins vs. Triscuits is such an irresistible topic to debate.
Future Tense
Jan. 19 2018 2:37 PMReddit Users Attempted to Imagine a Happy Alternative to Black Mirror
Future Tense
Jan. 16 2018 7:27 PMYou’re a Work of ArtBut not necessarily a beautiful one, according to this Google app.
Future Tense
Jan. 10 2018 2:09 PMSenate Democrats Are Trying to Save Net Neutrality. It’s Pure Political Theater.That doesn’t mean it won’t be effective.
Working
Jan. 7 2018 2:00 PMHow Does an ACLU Attorney Work?Josh Block talks about fighting for LGBTQ civil rights.
Working
Jan. 3 2018 7:45 AMThe “How Does a Drag Queen Work?” TranscriptRead what Miz Cracker had to say about assembling the perfect look and putting on killer shows.
Working
Dec. 31 2017 2:02 PMHow Does a Gender and Sexuality Journalist Work?Christina Cauterucci talks about covering women’s issues for Slate.

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