James Traub

James Traub is at work on a book about Kofi Annan and the United Nations.

Feb. 22 2006 4:45 PMSchool of Hard KnocksWhat President Summers never learned about Harvard.
Jan. 14 2005 5:20 PMTsunami Tour With Kofi AnnanThe plight of the plucky Maldives.
Sports Nut
May 13 2003 5:16 PMConfessions of a Chess DadHow to console your son after checkmate.
Sports Nut
March 19 2003 5:25 PMBombs Over ScottsdaleAs war begins in Iraq, Barry Bonds launches shots in Arizona.
May 15 1997 3:30 AMI Was WrongNathan Glazer comes to terms with multiculturalism.
Oct. 24 2005 5:35 AMIvory Tower IntriguesThe pseudo-meritocracy of the Ivy League.
Nov. 22 2004 6:21 PMTraveling With Kofi AnnanDiplomatic theater in Nairobi and Dar Es Salaam.
Sports Nut
March 24 2003 6:28 PMGlove ChildAt spring training, I torture my son by making him shag fly balls.
Aug. 10 1997 3:30 AMNew York's Loneliest LiberalRuth Messinger's bad rap.
The City
May 1 1997 3:30 AMHelter ShelterJust try to help the homeless help themselves.



Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

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

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
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."
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.
Future Tense
Sept. 21 2014 11:38 PM “Welcome to the War of Tomorrow” How Futurama’s writers depicted asymmetrical warfare.
  Health & Science
The Good Word
Sept. 21 2014 11:44 PM Does This Name Make Me Sound High-Fat? Why it just seems so right to call a cracker “Cheez-It.”
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.