James Parker

James Parker is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.

One Awesome Thing
July 13 2014 10:13 PMThe Greatest Short Story of All-TimeIt’s “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”
One Awesome Thing
Feb. 25 2014 9:45 AMWhy We Love Jason BourneHis mission is the essential human mission—to find out who the hell he is.
Culturebox
July 25 2013 7:55 AMLennon + McCartney = NilssonHarry Nilsson had John’s perversity, Paul’s whimsy, and one of the strangest careers in singer-songwriter history.
Music
March 19 2013 10:15 AMObey Your MasterWhy Metallica was huge, still is huge, and always will be huge.
Music
Nov. 1 2012 3:35 AMOld ManNeil Young takes a look at his life on his new album, Psychedelic Pill.
Books
June 29 2012 11:39 PMThe 1991 Novel That Predicted Sarah PalinThe freakish, fantastic prescience of Raymond Kennedy’s Ride a Cockhorse.
Culturebox
Nov. 24 2009 11:17 AMOutfoxedHow Roald Dahl's stories for children eclipsed his fiction for adults.
Culturebox
April 1 2009 7:13 AMNü TestamentsTwo memoirs about turning to God, from two members of Korn.
Culturebox
Jan. 22 2009 6:50 AMNo Father to His StyleThe spiritual journey of Ol' Dirty Bastard.
Culturebox
Nov. 23 2007 8:30 AMIs That a Microphone in My Pocket?When rock show banter goes wrong.
One Awesome Thing
April 2 2014 9:48 AMSuarez Strikes AgainThe nasty, greedy goals of the Liverpool FC attacker.
Culturebox
Sept. 16 2013 5:47 AMA Story in Every CellFalconer, John Cheever’s prison novel, was his masterpiece.
Music
May 28 2013 8:00 AMGuess Who Just Got Back Today?The triumph of Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town.”
Culturebox
Jan. 15 2013 5:30 AMThe Ordeal of Jack and EvelynKerouac and Waugh wouldn’t have been friends on Earth, but they’re totally hanging out in heaven.
Music
Sept. 21 2012 3:49 AMAh, Fugitive VisionsThe pale, meaningless, non-punk-rock of Grizzly Bear.
Culturebox
Feb. 5 2010 9:33 AMOzzy Does ItThe improbable persistence of Ozzy Osbourne.
Culturebox
April 17 2009 7:05 AMDevilishly GoodWhat makes Tony Gilroy's movies so impossible to resist?
Culturebox
Feb. 24 2009 7:20 AMVan Morrison's Astral Weeks: Live at the Hollywood BowlShould aging rock stars be allowed to dust off their magnum opuses?
Music
Oct. 29 2008 6:53 AMStill CurrentThirty years of AC/DC.

TODAY IN SLATE

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
  Arts
Television
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
  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.