Jim Pagels

Future Tense
March 3 2014 3:33 PMDon't Mock Speed-Reading Apps. They Are Life-Changing.
Future Tense
Oct. 30 2013 5:20 PMDeath Threats on Twitter Are Meaningless. You Should Ignore Them.
Brow Beat
July 9 2013 4:02 PMThis Is the Ultimate Episode of South Park
Brow Beat
Feb. 28 2013 4:21 PMThe Decline of Modern Family
Five-Ring Circus
Aug. 3 2012 2:28 PMThe Olympic Games’ Biggest Scandal: Bronze and Silver Medalists Stand at the Same Height on the Podium
Brow Beat
July 23 2012 2:47 PMWhy Batman Had No Competition at the Box Office
Brow Beat
June 21 2012 4:53 PMDo NBA Coaches Behave Rationally When They Pull Players in Foul Trouble?
Brow Beat
May 8 2012 9:54 AMHow the Internet Has Encouraged a New Pastime Among Ballplayers
Sports Nut
April 26 2012 6:19 PMSearching for Meaning in the NBAWhich pro league has the most meaningful regular-season games? Which has the least?
Brow Beat
April 13 2012 4:22 PMSee the Mad Men Dream Sequence Clue You Missed
Brow Beat
March 21 2012 12:58 PMA Visual Guide for Storytellers: When Is It OK to Make Stuff Up?
Sports Nut
March 12 2012 6:40 AMWorse Than LaettnerThe 18 most hateable moments in Duke basketball history.
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2012 5:03 PMSecond-Best Actor? Best Hairstyling? Our Favorite Overseas Film Awards
Brow Beat
Feb. 2 2012 8:17 AMFor Journalists Who Love Clichés, Every Day is Groundhog Day
Future Tense
Nov. 21 2013 1:13 PMThe Obnoxiousness of "If You Don't Like Me, Don't Follow Me" Tweets
Brow Beat
Aug. 22 2013 10:05 AMThe 2011 NBA Lockout Makes for a Surprisingly Good Musical
Brow Beat
June 3 2013 5:33 PMActually, This Is How You Play Monopoly
Brow Beat
Jan. 18 2013 3:28 PMFollow Friday: Michael Haneke
Five-Ring Circus
July 30 2012 2:32 PMThe Two-Gymnasts-Per-Country Rule That Eliminated Jordyn Wieber Is Totally Indefensible
Brow Beat
July 9 2012 12:15 PMYou Must Stop Binge-Watching TV
Brow Beat
June 2 2012 12:11 PMThe Mets Finally Had a No-Hitter. It Hadn't Been That Long.
Brow Beat
April 27 2012 6:03 PMCheck Your “Klouchebag” Rating: How Obnoxious Are You on Twitter?
Brow Beat
April 16 2012 10:39 AMThe Surprising Persistence of the Movie Novelization
Brow Beat
April 9 2012 4:21 PMWhy Not Send Titanic and Other Movies Back into Theaters Untouched?
Brow Beat
March 16 2012 9:30 AMRolling Stone Really, Really Likes Bruce Springsteen
Brow Beat
Feb. 27 2012 4:20 PMThe American Movies Lost at Home. Did They Do Better Overseas?
Brow Beat
Feb. 10 2012 6:36 PMWhy Do So Many People Mention The Wire in Their Online Dating Profiles?

TODAY IN SLATE

History

The Self-Made Man

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

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

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

The First Case of Ebola in America Has Been Diagnosed in Dallas

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Politics

Mad About Modi


Why the controversial Indian prime minister drew 19,000 cheering fans to Madison Square Garden.


Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Don’t Panic! The U.S. Already Stops Ebola and Similar Diseases From Spreading. Here’s How.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  News & Politics
Politics
Sept. 30 2014 6:59 PM The Democrats’ War at Home Can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
  Life
Gaming
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 4:45 PM Steven Soderbergh Is Doing Some Next-Level Work on The Knick
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 6:44 PM Ebola Was Already Here How the United States contains deadly hemorrhagic fevers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.