Kim Thompson

Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2014 10:51 AMHere’s Statistical Proof That February Movies Suck
Map of the Week
July 24 2013 8:30 AMU.S. vs. China in the International Popularity ContestInternational approval ratings for the U.S. and China, mapped.
Map of the Week
July 3 2013 4:44 PMGay Marriage Is Still Illegal for 70 Percent of AmericansPercent of the U.S. population in states where gay marriage is legal, charted.
Map of the Week
June 10 2013 5:13 PMCan George R.R. Martin Keep Up With HBO’s Game of Thrones? Probably.HBO’s Game of Thrones vs. George R.R. Martin’s writing speed, charted.
July 25 2013 4:09 PMBy George!In anticipation of King George VII, everything you need to know about Kings George I–VI.
July 12 2013 5:42 PMWhere Is Concealed Carry Legal? Everywhere but D.C.
Map of the Week
June 12 2013 10:23 AMThe Xbox One Isn’t That ExpensiveThe initial costs of the major video game consoles, adjusted for inflation.



The End of Pregnancy

And the inevitable rise of the artificial womb.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City

How a Company You’ve Never Heard of Took Control of the Entire Porn Industry

The Hot New Strategy for Desperate Democrats

Blame China for everything.

The Questions That Michael Brown’s Autopsies Can’t Answer


Kiev Used to Be an Easygoing Place

Now it’s descending into madness.


Don’t Just Sit There

How to be more productive during your commute.

There Has Never Been a Comic Book Character Like John Constantine

Which Came First, the Word Chicken or the Word Egg?

  News & Politics
The Slate Quiz
Oct. 24 2014 12:10 AM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
Oct. 23 2014 5:53 PM Amazon Investors Suddenly Bearish on Losing Money
Oct. 23 2014 5:08 PM Why Is an Obscure 1968 Documentary in the Opening Credits of Transparent?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 6:55 PM A Goodfellas Actor Sued The Simpsons for Stealing His Likeness. Does He Have a Case?
Oct. 23 2014 11:47 PM Don’t Just Sit There How to be more productive during your commute.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 24 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Partial Solar Eclipse of October 2014
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.