John Swansburg John Swansburg

John Swansburg is Slate's deputy editor.

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?
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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?
Tv Club
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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March 26 2012 6:05 PMMad Men, Season 5Roger Sterling probably never realized black people read the Times.
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March 25 2012 11:00 PMMad Men, Season 5“Zou Bisou Bisou”!
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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 Chat Room
March 26 2012 5:10 PMHumming Along to “Zou Bisou Bisou”Our Mad Men TV Club chats with readers about the show’s season premiere.
Tv Club
March 22 2012 10:30 AMMad Men, Season 5All hail the new season of Mad Men! If only I could remember the last season of Mad Men.




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Scotland Votes to Remain in U.K.

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

Can Democrats Keep Counting on Republicans to Offend Women as a Campaign Strategy?


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.