Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward is managing editor of Reason magazine and a Future Tense fellow at the New America Foundation.

Future Tense
May 20 2014 2:03 PMIn Defense of Texting on the Toilet
Future Tense
Feb. 5 2014 10:33 AMAre Bitcoins Making Money Laundering Easier?Bitcoins are sexy, but cash is still king.
Future Tense
Sept. 4 2013 7:30 AMIs the Ocean the Real Final Frontier?The sea is the underdog, but it has some advantages over space.
Future Tense
Jan. 31 2013 11:50 AMMickey Mouse Is Watching YouIn a tussle over privacy, Disney’s CEO delivers an epic smackdown to a dumb member of Congress.
Future Tense
April 23 2014 1:48 PMSummer School Is for Chumps. You Should Take an Online Class Instead.
Future Tense
Oct. 18 2013 8:15 AMKids Should Hack Their School-Provided iPadsThat’s how they learn.
Future Tense
April 9 2013 3:25 PMWill Teachers Unions Kill Virtual Learning?New educational technologies could be great for kids—if regulations and politics don’t get in the way.
Future Tense
Aug. 7 2012 6:45 AMKindergarten in the Computer“Online education” for elementary schoolers doesn’t mean kids will sit alone in front of a screen all day.



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 2:35 PM Germany’s Nationwide Ban on Uber Lasted All of Two Weeks
The Vault
Sept. 16 2014 12:15 PM “Human Life Is Frightfully Cheap”: A 1900 Petition to Make Lynching a Federal Offense
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Sept. 16 2014 1:39 PM The Case of the Missing Cerebellum How did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.