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.
Gaming
Sept. 11 2008 5:36 PMSpore's Intelligent DesignerWill Wright's new hit game is all about evolution. Or is it?
Gaming
Sept. 18 2006 7:46 AMA Very Special Episode of Half-Life 2Should video games be more like TV shows?
Gaming
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?
Dispatches
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.
Sports Nut
June 13 2010 12:57 PMWe Tied! We Tied!A festive mood in South Africa after the United States' 1-1 draw with England.
Gaming
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.
Dispatches
June 26 2006 2:09 PMWatching the German Soccer Team in Europe's Most Luxurious Brothel

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

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
Weigel
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
  Life
Quora
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.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 20 2014 1:52 PM Julian Casablancas’ New Album Sounds Like the Furthest Thing From the Strokes
  Technology
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
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.