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John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

June 11 2012 4:23 PMA Conversation With Matthew WeinerThe Mad Men creator on the season finale, Joan's big decision, and how Pete Campbell takes a punch.
Tv Club
June 5 2012 8:28 AMMad Men, Season 5Whose sins are graver, Don's or Lane's?
Tv Club
June 4 2012 12:47 AMMad Men, Season 5Death under the fluorescent lights.
Tv Club
May 28 2012 3:21 PMMad Men, Season 5It's Peggy's time to shine.
May 18 2012 11:56 AMThe Mighty Ducks on Grass, With Spirit AnimalsCrooked Arrows, the plucky underdog Native American lacrosse movie I never knew I wanted.
Tv Club
May 15 2012 1:51 PMMad Men, Season 5Could Mad Men actually be the story of Don's moral education?
Tv Club
May 14 2012 3:03 PMMad Men, Season 5Megan might be the most together character in the history of Mad Men.
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May 7 2012 12:45 AMMad Men, Season 5SCDP loses an employee.
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May 1 2012 9:25 AMMad Men, Season 5Why was Glen wearing a parka and no pants?
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April 23 2012 2:32 PMMad Men, Season 5Could this battle make Don and Megan stronger?
The Chat Room
April 16 2012 5:09 PMIs Pete Campbell Doomed? John Swansburg chats with readers about Pete finally getting what’s coming to him.
Brow Beat
April 15 2012 11:00 PMWhat a Bunch of Guys Think About the New HBO Series Girls
Tv Club
April 10 2012 2:52 PMMad Men, Season 5No matter what David Simon says, recapping Mad Men is worth it.
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April 3 2012 1:11 PMMad Men, Season 5Daughters and fathers, fathers and sons.
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April 2 2012 9:20 AMMad Men, Season 5Has Don become too square?
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June 11 2012 11:04 AMMad Men, Season 5Once Don was in awe of Megan. No more.
The Chat Room
June 4 2012 5:59 PMA Letter Gone From SCDPJohn Swansburg chats with readers about the latest episode of Mad Men.
Tv Club
May 29 2012 12:31 PMMad Men, Season 5Whither Kenny Cosgrove?
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May 21 2012 12:55 PMMad Men, Season 5In praise of Harry Crane, hapless jerk.
Brow Beat
May 17 2012 4:23 PMIf Only Battleship Was More Like This Classic 1980s Commercial
The Chat Room
May 15 2012 11:30 AMHow To Pitch ManischewitzJohn Swansburg chats with readers about Mad Men and kosher wine.
Tv Club
May 8 2012 7:33 AMMad Men, Season 5Has Megan read the Don Draper Guide to Successful Philandering?
The Chat Room
May 1 2012 10:45 AMDon Draper Bites the HandJohn Swansburg chats to readers about an ominous episode of Mad Men.
Tv Club
April 30 2012 10:29 AMMad Men, Season 5Megan and Don: a formidable sales team.
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April 17 2012 1:00 PMMad Men, Season 5Pete's now the man in the gray flannel suit.
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April 16 2012 12:54 AMMad Men, Season 5Blood in the conference room!
April 12 2012 1:42 PMMagic/BirdDoes the NBA’s greatest rivalry make for compelling Broadway drama?
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April 9 2012 2:39 PMMad Men, Season 5Why this episode was a dud.
The Chat Room
April 2 2012 3:47 PMDon Draper DirectsJohn Swansburg chats with readers about Mad Men and Jon Hamm’s directing prowess.
Culture Gabfest
March 28 2012 2:28 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Money in the Envelope” EditionListen to Slate's show about the new season of Mad Men, the jungles of New Orleans, and the cashless society.




The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer


Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.


Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Oct. 23 2014 5:42 PM Seriously, Evolution: WTF? Why I love the most awkward, absurd, hacked-together species.
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.