Mark Joseph Stern Mark Joseph Stern

Mark Joseph Stern is a writer for Slate. He covers science, the law, and LGBTQ issues.

The Slatest
June 11 2014 9:03 PMAmerican Legislators Aim to Stop Female Genital Mutilation "Vacations"
The Slatest
June 11 2014 7:04 PMRead David Brat's Dissertation on Protestantism and Science
The Slatest
June 11 2014 1:45 PMEric Cantor to Step Down as House Majority Leader in July
June 11 2014 7:11 AMForensic Science Isn’t ScienceWhy juries hear—and trust—so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.
The Slatest
June 9 2014 8:15 PMGay Marriages Continue in Wisconsin—But Trouble Looms
June 6 2014 6:15 PMWisconsin’s Gay Marriage Ban Dumped Into the Ash Heap of History
June 6 2014 10:04 AMHow the National Organization for Marriage Doomed Itself to Collapse
The Slatest
June 5 2014 7:28 PMShooting Reported at Seattle Pacific University
June 4 2014 11:39 AMWhy Did Yelp Delete Critical Reviews of the Texas Restaurant That Wouldn’t Serve “Fags”?
June 3 2014 9:25 AMHow to Dehumanize a Trans Person in Three Simple Steps
Slate Plus
June 2 2014 7:24 AM“Haters Prove You’re Doing Something Right”Two Slate writers read and consider their foulest hate mail.
May 30 2014 7:11 AM“There Have Been No Direct Threats, I’m Delighted to Say”Meet the Bush-appointed judge who just brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania.
May 29 2014 11:13 AMGay Rights Shouldn't Threaten Academic Freedom
May 27 2014 12:44 PMStop Beating Up on Fox News. It’s Too Terrible to Take Seriously.
May 22 2014 9:00 AMACT UP Pioneer Peter Staley Talks Condoms, Truvada, and HIV Prevention in 2014
The Slatest
June 11 2014 8:01 PMSenate Passes Massive VA Funding Bill, Easing Veterans' Plight
The Slatest
June 11 2014 3:45 PMIslamic Extremists Continue Violent Takeover on March Toward Baghdad
June 11 2014 1:01 PMOklahoma Tea Party Candidate Supports Stoning Gay People to Death. Seriously.
The Slatest
June 9 2014 8:35 PMThe Tracy Morgan Car Crash Turns Political
June 9 2014 1:39 PMUtah Police Officer Refuses to Protect Gay Pride Marchers. Religious Liberty in Action?
June 6 2014 1:34 PMThe Texas GOP Still Wants to Criminalize Homosexuality. Good For Them!
The Slatest
June 5 2014 9:20 PM103 Gang Members Indicted—Thanks to Their Incriminating Facebook Messages
The Slatest
June 5 2014 7:00 PMLoaded Gun Discovered In Target Toy Aisle
June 3 2014 1:48 PMCan We Please Stop Picking on Attorneys General Who Defend Gay Marriage Bans?
June 2 2014 3:23 PMWestboro Baptist Church Covers “Let It Go." Yes, That "Let It Go." 
May 30 2014 1:02 PMObamacare Is the Most Important Piece of Gay Rights Legislation Ever Passed
May 29 2014 1:22 PM“We Don’t Serve Fags Here”: Gay Couple Barred From Texas Restaurant
May 27 2014 4:54 PMWhy We Must Celebrate Stormé DeLarverie
May 23 2014 9:00 AMGay Marriage Opponents’ New Rallying Cry: We Lost the Battle, but We’ll Win the War!
May 21 2014 4:18 PMPennsylvania Governor Declines to Defend Marriage Ban




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 22 2014 8:07 AM Why Haven’t the Philadelphia Eagles Ever Won a Super Bowl?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
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.