Jason Zinoman

Jason Zinoman writes about theater for the New York Times. He is the author of Shock Value: How a Few Eccentric Outsiders Gave Us Nightmares, Conquered Hollywood, and Invented Modern Horror. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jan. 22 2013 10:36 AMHannibal Lecter, Charles Manson … and the Evil ProfessorThe Following and the tradition of serial-killer horror.
Curtain Call
March 19 2012 1:30 PMA Sad StoryMike Daisey didn’t just break the rules of journalism. He did a disservice to his own art.
Curtain Call
Feb. 22 2012 7:00 AMHow To Save SmashMake it more like the real Broadway.
July 8 2011 6:57 AMPart IV: Gore Is Good
July 6 2011 7:41 AMPart II: Kill the Back Story
Curtain Call
May 3 2011 5:39 PMWhy the Tonys Matter This YearTwo brave, timely new American dramas are vying for best play.
Curtain Call
Nov. 29 2010 4:11 PMThe Scottsboro BoysIs the most ambitious new musical of the Broadway season racist?
Skin And Scares
Sept. 13 2010 11:44 AMThe True Blood Season FinaleNot enough skin, not enough scares, plenty of cliffhangers.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 23 2010 1:01 PMWho Will Die on True Blood Next Week?There are several contenders.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 10 2010 11:36 AMWhat's Wrong With Vampires?Werewolves, shape shifters, swimming hippies—the world of True Blood is getting too crowded.
Skin And Scares
July 26 2010 3:25 PMOf Werewolves, Dog Fighting, and Lady GagaTaking stock of True Blood at the midseason mark.
Skin And Scares
July 19 2010 2:53 PMHow To Act Like A 3,000-Year-Old ManIn praise of Denis O'Hare.
Skin And Scares
June 28 2010 1:11 PMNeckingTrue Blood reinvents vampire sex.
Skin And Scares
June 14 2010 6:40 PMA Shirt Shortage Strikes Bon TempsTrue Blood's very sexy, very gay Season 3 debut.
Curtain Call
July 27 2012 12:00 PMChekhov’s Banana PeelStop staging stuffy, boring productions of the Russian master’s work. He’s much more fun than that.
Curtain Call
March 12 2012 6:50 AMCarrie’s Mom Was RightReconsidering one of the most reviled mothers in the history of horror.
July 8 2011 6:58 AMThe 10 Greatest Scenes in the History of GoreFrom Alien to Zombie.
July 7 2011 10:11 AMPart III: Embrace the Remake
July 5 2011 6:55 AMPart I: Stop Trying To Be So Respectable
Curtain Call
Feb. 8 2011 11:32 AMWith Great Power Comes Great IrresponsibilitySpider-Man is a wild, sexed-up, Greek mythologized train wreck. But it's Julie Taymor's train wreck, through and through.
Curtain Call
Oct. 22 2010 7:13 AMLombardi PuntsThe new play about the Green Bay Packers coach is more interested in the myth than the man.
Skin And Scares
Aug. 30 2010 11:28 AMIs True Blood Killing Itself Off?How many great characters have to die before the season is over?
Skin And Scares
Aug. 16 2010 1:19 PMTrue Blood's "Barrage of Homosexuality"Was the Philadelphia Eagles' Todd Herremans on to something?
Skin And Scares
Aug. 2 2010 11:16 AMStyle, Soap, Sex—and Splat!Why doesn't True Blood get as much critical love as Mad Men?
July 21 2010 7:19 AMWhat a PrickAl Pacino makes it safe to hate Shylock again.
Skin And Scares
July 12 2010 4:24 PMThis is Your Brain on BloodTrue Blood's devastating critique of the war on drugs.
Skin And Scares
June 21 2010 7:09 AMWhat Do Vampires See in Sookie?She's deadly boring.
Life And Art
Jan. 10 2003 12:53 PMLove Me Two-TimerWas Benedict Arnold's wife the real traitor?



The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

The GOP Senate Candidate in Iowa Doesn’t Want Voters to Know Just How Conservative She Really Is

Does Your Child Have “Sluggish Cognitive Tempo”? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

Naomi Klein Is Wrong

Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.

The Strange History of Wives Gazing at Their Husbands in Political Ads


See Me

Transparent is the fall’s only great new show.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Sept. 30 2014 12:04 PM John Hodgman on Why He Wore a Blue Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand
  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 1:38 PM Mad About Modi
 Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.

Building a Better Workplace
Sept. 30 2014 1:16 PM You Deserve a Pre-cation The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.
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
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AM Listen to Our September Music Roundup Hot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 12:42 PM How to Save Broken Mayonnaise
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 11:55 AM The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sales of Spyware Used in Stalking
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 30 2014 7:30 AM What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?
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.