Luke O'Brien

Luke O’Brien is a writer in Washington, D.C.

Sports Nut
June 27 2014 1:34 PMWe Are Soccer Adults NowHow Jürgen Klinsmann helped the American team come of age in Brazil.
Sports Nut
June 17 2014 1:41 PMLady Luck, Wrapped in an American FlagHow the U.S. men’s national team finally beat Ghana.
Sports Nut
Aug. 16 2013 7:31 PMThe Great Strike HopeIs Jozy Altidore the first great goal scorer in U.S. soccer history?
Sports Nut
Dec. 6 2011 4:01 PMNFL 2011Are you ready for this mustache?
Sports Nut
Oct. 31 2011 4:53 PMNFL 2011

Tim Tebow is more than a big orange piñata.

Life And Art
Sept. 30 2010 6:58 PMFacebook FakeryThe alternate reality of Aaron Sorkin's The Social Network.
Sports Nut
June 23 2010 10:37 PMCursing, Jeering, Beer Flinging, and JoyIn the stands for the United States' amazing World Cup win over Algeria.
Sept. 11 2008 5:36 PMSpore's Intelligent DesignerWill Wright's new hit game is all about evolution. Or is it?
Sept. 18 2006 7:46 AMA Very Special Episode of Half-Life 2Should video games be more like TV shows?
May 26 2006 10:50 AMWhy There Are No Indie Video GamesAnd why that's bad for gamers.
Sports Nut
June 25 2014 3:33 PMLet's Get CynicalUruguay and Italy drag a beautiful World Cup back into the muck.
Sports Nut
June 12 2014 8:58 AMHow the World Cup Made Brazil Hate Its Own National TeamBlame FIFA.
Sports Nut
Dec. 8 2011 4:50 PMNFL 2011Tim Tebow is my seaweed-wrapped Japanese rice ball.
Sports Nut
Nov. 2 2011 2:42 PMNFL 2011What do NFL scouts think they know about quarterbacks?
Sept. 8 2011 2:39 PMRubble Photos for SaleThe gray market of Ground Zero memorabilia.
Sports Nut
June 27 2010 1:32 PMStar-Spangled BummerThe United States' inspirational, disappointing 2010 World Cup.
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June 13 2010 12:57 PMWe Tied! We Tied!A festive mood in South Africa after the United States' 1-1 draw with England.
Aug. 10 2007 7:28 AMUp, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, B, ARemember when cheating at video games was harmless fun? Meet the racketeers, rapists, and hustlers of today's online gaming.
June 26 2006 2:09 PMWatching the German Soccer Team in Europe's Most Luxurious Brothel



The World’s Politest Protesters

The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.

The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:58 PM The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

How Did the Royals Win Despite Bunting So Many Times? Bunting Is a Terrible Strategy.

Catacombs Where You Can Stroll Down Hallways Lined With Corpses

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 6:41 PM The World’s Politest Protesters The Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
Oct. 1 2014 2:16 PM Wall Street Tackles Chat Services, Shies Away From Diversity Issues 
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 6:39 PM Spoiler Special: Transparent
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?