Jon Katz

Jon Katz’s latest book, Going Home: Finding Peace When Pets Die, was published by Random House last October. You can visit him at and or email him at

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Nov. 19 2004 1:10 PMDog Bites ManNot a story—a national crisis.
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July 19 2004 8:12 AMPoor Little Rich DogErnie is healthy, wealthy, and abused.
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May 18 2004 8:46 AMFinding the Perfect DogThere is no such animal. So, stop looking.
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March 5 2004 10:19 AMGuarding the Guard Dogs?Are you a dog "owner"—or a dog "guardian"?
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Aug. 8 2003 8:33 AMIs Your Dog Fulfilled?Herding classes, obedience school, play dates, day care—pretty soon you'll be taking your dog to ballet lessons.
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Oct. 4 2004 10:53 AMGoodbye, HomerCan you ever give away a dog you love?
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June 10 2004 1:22 PMGood Dog, Better ManHow your pet can improve your morals.
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April 8 2004 10:52 AMPetophiliaCan you ever love your dog too much? (And no, we don't mean it that way.)
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Oct. 28 2003 1:01 PMWhen Should You Put Your Dog Down?How to make a decision you never want to make.
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June 3 2003 10:46 AMCanine-11Why Americans are obsessed with "rescuing" dogs.



Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 9:15 PM Chris Christie, Better Than Ever
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Sept. 19 2014 12:00 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? The Slatest editor tells us to read well-informed skepticism, media criticism, and more.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 20 2014 7:00 AM The Shaggy Sun
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.