Matt Feeney

Matt Feeney is a writer in Oakland. You can email him and follow him on Twitter.

Sports Nut
Nov. 12 2012 6:25 AMBreaking Up With Coach KWhy I stopped rooting for Duke.
Culturebox
April 12 2011 3:37 PMInfinite AttentionDavid Foster Wallace and being bored out of your mind.
Sports Nut
Dec. 8 2010 4:42 PMYou Should Worship Kelly SlaterWhy does the world's greatest surfer get no love?
Summer Movies
June 27 2007 7:05 AMThe Surf Also RisesHow macho movies get misread as homoerotic.
Dvd extras
March 23 2006 4:59 PMGeorge Bush Ruins Another MovieWhat Terry Gilliam's Brazil reveals about the Wachowskis' V for Vendetta.
Dvd extras
Nov. 11 2005 12:40 PMLa HaineThe film that predicted the French riots.
Dvd extras
Oct. 6 2005 1:22 PMThe Guilty PleasureAn intellectual justification for your 17th viewing of Cruel Intentions.
Television
May 23 2005 6:58 PMThe Voice of Desperate HousewivesIt's preachy and banal. Just like the show.
Culturebox
Nov. 30 2004 4:41 PMJerry's KidsWhy the macho-movie producer abandoned Top Gun for kiddie pictures.
Television
May 27 2004 7:12 PMIdol WildThe third season of American Idol was surprising, but not for the reasons you might think.
Sports Nut
March 31 2004 7:13 PMThis Is SportsCenter?The decline and fall of ESPN's franchise.
Television
March 4 2004 1:42 PMBlack ComedyWhy is Dave Chappelle's malice so winning?
Culturebox
Nov. 7 2003 2:07 PMUnplugging The MatrixWhy the sci-fi franchise went south.
Movies
Sept. 21 2001 8:30 PMBlankmanKeanu Reeves' emptiness helps Hardball.
Movies
Feb. 23 2001 3:00 AMPulling Punch Lines Chris Rock, comic genius, falls Down to Earth. 
Television
July 1 2011 7:12 AMThe Canadian WireWhat, you haven't watched Intelligence?
Culturebox
Jan. 14 2011 11:22 AMAngry NerdsHow Nietzsche gets misunderstood by Jared Loughner types.
Television
Oct. 12 2010 10:14 AMAuthenticus MaximusMaking sense of the bloodiest postmodern show on television, Spartacus.
Culturebox
Feb. 22 2007 1:46 PMQuirky in a Good WayWhy all the hate for Little Miss Sunshine?
Dvd extras
Dec. 8 2005 6:48 AMWhat Did He Say?A Cockney gangster film becomes a DVD phenomenon.
Dvd extras
Oct. 13 2005 11:48 AMBefore The Squid and the WhaleNoah Baumbach's early, brilliant movies.
Summer Movies
June 16 2005 7:25 AMAn Extremely Macho ElfReconsidering Steve McQueen.
Television
Jan. 5 2005 1:46 PMBeauty and the BeastWhy are fat sitcom husbands paired with great-looking wives?
Books
June 7 2004 3:05 PMGirls Just Want To Have FunA new book snoops on sororities.
Television
May 21 2004 7:05 PMTalk PrettyThe linguistic brilliance of HBO's Deadwood.
Television
March 30 2004 7:29 PMAmerican Idol ChatterWhy doesn't Simon Cowell understand his own show?
Television
Jan. 6 2004 12:20 PMTorture ChamberFox's 24 terrifies viewers into believing its bizarre and convoluted plot twists.
Television
Oct. 10 2003 10:46 AMSave the Cows!The downside of rescuing livestock on Animal Planet.
Culturebox
April 13 2001 8:30 PMSelf-Help for Alt-Country FansThree bands that will revive your faith in indie pop. 

TODAY IN SLATE

Technocracy

Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

The Congressional Republican Digging Through Scientists’ Grant Proposals

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Whole Foods Is Desperate for Customers to Feel Warm and Fuzzy Again

The XX Factor

I’m 25. I Have $250.03.

My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.

The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I’m 25. I Have $250.03. My doctors want me to freeze my eggs.
Politics

Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AM The U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
  Business
Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
  Life
The Vault
Oct. 21 2014 2:23 PM A Data-Packed Map of American Immigration in 1903
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM George Tiller’s Murderer Threatens Another Abortion Provider, Claims Right of Free Speech
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 1:47 PM The Best Way to Fry an Egg
  Technology
Technology
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Climate Desk
Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
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.