John Swansburg
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John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2013 6:18 PMThe Spoiler Special Podcast, Breaking Bad Edition
Brow Beat
Sept. 13 2013 8:50 AMIs the New Movie About the D.C. Snipers Any Good?
Brow Beat
Aug. 30 2013 3:33 PMFrom New York Times Movie Review Headlines, A Poem
Brow Beat
July 9 2013 11:52 AMWhy the Boston Celtics Should Sign Jason Collins
Brow Beat
April 19 2013 1:15 PMEminem, Nutella, and Edmund Burke: A Close Reading of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Twitter Account
The Chat Room
March 27 2013 5:06 PMHow to Write a Cover Letter for SlateA Reddit Ask Me Anything with Slate editorial director John Swansburg.
Slate Fare
March 26 2013 5:48 PMAsk John Swansburg AnythingJoin Slate’s editorial director for a chat on Reddit.
History
March 26 2013 5:29 AMLew Wallace, a Life in ArtifactsA letter from Billy the Kid, a portrait by Winslow Homer, a fan note from President Garfield, and more.
Culture Gabfest
March 13 2013 2:48 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Meat Your God EditionSlate's show about the History Channel’s miniseries The Bible, the 2012 Vida Count of women in the literary arts, and the death of the pun.
Books
March 1 2013 10:00 AMIs That My Mother on the Phone?In Domenica Ruta’s memoir of growing up on Massachusetts’ North Shore, quitting drugs is easier than quitting her astonishing mother.
Television
Dec. 18 2012 5:30 AM2012: The Year in TV MomentsHappy Endings: Brad and Jane’s Spring Smackdown.
Im
Nov. 16 2012 11:48 AMWe Lost Our Twilight VirginityWas it worth it?
Culture Gabfest
Nov. 7 2012 12:08 PMThe Culture Gabfest: On Tenterhooks EditionSlate's podcast about the movie Flight, Disney’s purchase of Lucasfilm, and the poetry of the hashtag.
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 12 2012 12:51 PMThe Culture Gabfest: Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight EditionSlate's podcast about Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest, the 20th anniversary of the movie Sneakers, and the Harvard cheating scandal.
Culturebox
Sept. 10 2012 3:45 AMSneakers Is a MasterpieceCelebrating the endlessly rewatchable and amazingly prescient caper film on its 20th birthday.
Entertaining
Sept. 25 2013 7:30 AMEntertaining Rule No. 16: Don’t Make the Bed
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 4 2013 11:27 AMThe Culture Gabfest “Working-Class Slag From a Crap Town” EditionSlate’s podcast about the new film Drinking Buddies, increasing human life expectancy, and Simon Doonan’s latest book The Asylum.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 28 2013 12:49 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Flirting With Vomit” EditionSlate's podcast about the new film The World’s End, Miley Cyrus’ “racy” performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, and amusement parks.
Brow Beat
June 20 2013 12:15 AMWhen James Gandolfini Got Even With Slate
Brow Beat
April 1 2013 4:04 PM The Secret Matthew Weiner Doesn’t Want You to Know
Culture Gabfest
March 27 2013 10:56 AMThe Culture Gabfest: Sprang Braake 4eva EditionSlate's podcast about David Mamet’s Phil Spector biopic, Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, and Ben-Hur author Lew Wallace.
History
March 26 2013 5:30 AMThe Passion of Lew WallaceThe incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history.
Culture Gabfest
March 20 2013 11:54 AMThe Culture Gabfest: I Remain Your Ever Fond Servant EditionSlate's podcast about Jane Campion’s miniseries Top of the Lake, David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, and email signoff etiquette.
Low Concept
March 7 2013 3:46 PMDark Side of Oz the Great and PowerfulWatching Sam Raimi’s new movie while listening to Pink Floyd.
Brow Beat
Dec. 27 2012 4:16 PMTake This (Reliably Engaging) Holiday Movies Quiz
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2012 12:28 PMHow a Samsung Ad Made Me Stop Hating LeBron
The Slatest
Nov. 13 2012 1:10 PMWhat 20,000 Pages of Inappropriate Emails Look Like
Brow Beat
Oct. 25 2012 2:09 PMDana Stevens Talks About Cloud Atlas
Culturebox
Sept. 11 2012 9:47 AMSneakers Is a MasterpieceWhat the movie gets right about hippies and hackers.   
Low Concept
Aug. 30 2012 1:12 PMWho Is the Republican National Convention’s Mystery Guest?Our best guesses.

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