Jody Rosen

Jody Rosen is a Slate contributor.

Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2012 11:43 PMJody Rosen on the Greatness of Whitney Houston
The Music Club
Dec. 28 2011 5:33 PMThe Music Club, 2011Is the worst poet in the history of pop music the guy from Bon Iver?
The Music Club
Dec. 19 2011 12:08 AMThe Music Club, 2011Will someone please explain why Adele isn’t completely boring?
Sept. 1 2011 10:19 AMSerge Was a Freak. Why Doesn't This Movie Show It?
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 24 2011 11:44 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "The Three-Quarter Hour" EditionListen to Slate's show about the new BBC America program The Hour, the release of the West Memphis Three, and the deaths of songwriters Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford.
Culture Gabfest
June 1 2011 11:24 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "We're F---ing F---ed" EditionListen to Slate's show about Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life, the death of "Godfather of Rap" Gil Scott-Heron, and playwright David Mamet's dramatic swing to the political right.
Culture Gabfest
May 25 2011 7:28 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "The Edge of Glory Is Sitting on My Face, but Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" EditionListen to Slate's show about Lady Gaga's Born This Way, Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, and the latest controversy over acclaimed novelist Philip Roth.
Culture Gabfest
May 11 2011 2:27 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Grody, Moldy Breath of Tourists" EditionListen to Slate's show about Werner Herzog's Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Wesley Yang's New York cover story "Paper Tigers," and the enduring popularity of the Beastie Boys.
March 30 2011 3:38 PMCeci N'Est Pas une Pop StarThe avant-garde brilliance of Britney Spears.
The Music Club
Jan. 24 2011 12:44 PMThe Pop History Lesson Inside Justin Bieber's "Baby"
Dec. 30 2010 2:42 PMLady AntebellumWhy is the world's dullest band also one of its most popular?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 17 2010 12:26 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "You Can See My Ego From Russia" EditionListen to Slate's show about Sarah Palin's Alaska, Four Lions, and the rest of the week in culture.
The Book Club
Nov. 9 2010 6:52 AMWhat Sinatra Really Needed From the Mob
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 13 2010 12:23 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Does It Get Better?" EditionListen to Slate's show about Dan Savage's It Gets Better campaign and the rest of the week in culture.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 15 2010 11:08 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Toast to the Douchebags" EditionListen to Slate's show about the VMAs, Machete, and the rest of week in culture.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 1 2012 11:35 AMThe Culture Gabfest, “Luck Be a Lady” EditionListen to Slate's show about Luck, A Separation, and Lana Del Rey.
The Music Club
Dec. 21 2011 6:44 PMThe Music Club, 2011There’s no way Drake is having such a bad time banging groupies.
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 2 2011 12:19 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “The Erudition is Sick” EditionListen to Slate's show about Beavis and Butt-head, literary theory, and indie rock’s descent into banality.
Aug. 31 2011 4:54 PMWhat's So Bad about Biopic Clichés?
June 2 2011 12:56 PMThe Other Lady GagasWhat does the pop star have in common with an ancient Babylonian, a French-Irish noblewoman, and a fictional flapper? Her name.
May 31 2011 6:06 PMAmerica the Not-So-BeautifulGil Scott-Heron's sad, sharp vision of race and consumerism.
May 23 2011 3:42 PMThe Gaga RaptureHer new album takes pop to windswept, end-times heights.
April 4 2011 2:53 PMThe End of LCD SoundsystemHow a chubby "old" guy became king of the hipsters.
The Music Club
Jan. 25 2011 5:45 PMThe Best (and Shortest!) Joanna Newsom Song
The Music Club
Jan. 18 2011 1:16 PMDecoding Kanye, Falling Out of Love With Taylor
Culture Gabfest
Dec. 22 2010 10:49 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "WE'RE NOT SHOUTING AT YOU" EditionListen to Slate's show about True Grit, the case against caps lock, and the death of Captain Beefheart.
The Book Club
Nov. 10 2010 7:55 AMSinatra's Incomparable Love songs
The Book Club
Nov. 8 2010 10:06 AMDoes Sinatra Finally Have the Biography He Deserves?
The Audio Book Club
Sept. 20 2010 7:08 AMThe Audio Book Club on Super Sad True Love StoryOur critics discuss Gary Shteyngart's new novel.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 1 2010 11:16 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "King of the Beach" EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.