Joshua Wolf Shenk

Joshua Wolf Shenk is a curator, essayist, and the author of Lincoln's Melancholy. Follow him on Twitter.

Technology
Oct. 9 2014 10:37 AMFolie à DeuxA secret language, telepathy, and other things shared between dynamic duos.
Creative Pairs
Sept. 30 2010 1:22 PMMeet the IdiotsThe Idiots on the Couch
Creative Pairs
Sept. 14 2010 7:00 AMTwo Is the Magic NumberA new science of creativity.
Creative Pairs
Sept. 30 2010 9:05 PMMeet the IdiotsHow the Couple Behind Idiots' Books Really Collaborate
Culture Gabfest
Sept. 22 2010 11:03 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Velveteen Gabfest" EditionSlate's Culture Gabfest on Boardwalk Empire, Catfish, and the rest of the week in culture.
Creative Pairs
Sept. 13 2010 7:50 PMTwo Is the Magic NumberIntroducing a Slate series on creative partnerships.

TODAY IN SLATE

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Business Insider
Oct. 21 2014 11:27 AM There Is Now a Real-life Hoverboard You Can Preorder for $10,000
  Life
Quora
Oct. 21 2014 11:37 AM What Was It Like to Work at the Original Napster?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
  Arts
Behold
Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
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.