John Swansburg
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John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

TV Club
May 21 2015 2:18 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Person to Person”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
May 18 2015 5:44 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Did everything have to end quite so neatly?
TV Club
May 14 2015 4:26 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Milk and Honey Route”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
May 11 2015 2:03 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Betty gets redeemed at last.
TV Club
May 4 2015 1:13 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Why Don’s road trip to Racine was so compelling. 
TV Club
April 30 2015 8:17 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Time & Life”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
TV Club
April 21 2015 1:49 PM Mad Men Zinger of the Week: “The Forecast”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode. 
Slate Plus
April 14 2015 1:35 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “New Business”Slate’s TV Club picks their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
Behind the Scenes
April 8 2015 2:41 PMIf You Didn’t Catch Our Mad Men Premiere PartyA podcast from our live event, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
TV Club
April 5 2015 10:54 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2The not-so-triumphant return of Horny Don.
Plus Roundups
March 20 2015 2:00 PM“I’ve Convinced Them to Let Me Write About Pretty Much All My Other Obscure Interests”Here are John Swansburg’s favorite reads from Slate this week, from the good old Grateful Dead to ex-con voting rights. 
Slate Plus
Jan. 29 2015 1:04 PMListen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:45 PMThe Self-Made ManThe story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AMSlate Voice: “The Self-Made Man” Listen to Slate’s John Swansburg read his story on the myth of the self-made man.  
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 27 2014 11:43 AMThe Secret of the Ice Bucket Challenge’s Viral Success
TV Club
May 20 2015 9:38 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2We’ve never had a better depiction of the banalities and joys of office life.
Behind the Scenes
May 15 2015 11:19 AM“We Get Really Nerdy About Why a Headline Works”Slate’s editors in a roundtable about heds, deks, annoying clickbait, and more.
History
May 12 2015 11:49 AM“I Realized It Was Dishonest Not to Include Myself”How do you tell the story of gayness? J. Bryan Lowder and his editor John Swansburg discuss.
TV Club
May 5 2015 4:39 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Lost Horizon”Slate’s TV Club writers pick their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode.
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May 1 2015 4:39 PMAvengers VirginsTwo Marvel newbies who don’t know a Ragnarok from an Infinity Stone watch the new movie.
TV Club
April 27 2015 1:52 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2This is exactly what I hoped the last half-season of Mad Men would be.
TV Club
April 20 2015 12:15 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Joan’s meet-cute with Richard was a little too cute.
TV Club
April 13 2015 4:16 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Why does Mad Men keep introducing new relationships we don’t care about?
TV Club
April 7 2015 3:00 PMMad Men Zinger of the Week: “Severance”Slate’s TV Club picks their favorite Mad Men lines of the episode. 
TV Club
April 2 2015 3:26 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 2Why I’ve reached a Zen-like state about the end of Mad Men.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2015 2:41 PMHow the Rise of Jon Stewart Hastened the Demise of Brian Williams
Brow Beat
Dec. 26 2014 1:02 PMThe Best Sheee-it Ever
History
Sept. 29 2014 11:18 AM“It Wasn’t Just Character. It Was Circumstances.”John Swansburg and his editor Jessica Winter talk about how his history of the self-made man came to life.
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 29 2014 11:17 AMThey Can’t Buy BackboneFathers, sons, and the lesson of Herman Blume in my Slate essay about self-made men.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 13 2014 4:18 PMThe Culture Gabfest “Goodnight, Robin Williams” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the late, great Robin Williams; Steven Soderbergh’s new show, The Knick; and how to talk about the weather.

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