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

Foreigners

More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.

Jurisprudence

Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
  Life
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.