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.
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.
May 23 2005 6:58 PMThe Voice of Desperate HousewivesIt's preachy and banal. Just like the show.
Nov. 30 2004 4:41 PMJerry's KidsWhy the macho-movie producer abandoned Top Gun for kiddie pictures.
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.
March 4 2004 1:42 PMBlack ComedyWhy is Dave Chappelle's malice so winning?
Nov. 7 2003 2:07 PMUnplugging The MatrixWhy the sci-fi franchise went south.
Sept. 21 2001 8:30 PMBlankmanKeanu Reeves' emptiness helps Hardball.
Feb. 23 2001 3:00 AMPulling Punch Lines Chris Rock, comic genius, falls Down to Earth. 
July 1 2011 7:12 AMThe Canadian WireWhat, you haven't watched Intelligence?
Jan. 14 2011 11:22 AMAngry NerdsHow Nietzsche gets misunderstood by Jared Loughner types.
Oct. 12 2010 10:14 AMAuthenticus MaximusMaking sense of the bloodiest postmodern show on television, Spartacus.
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.
Jan. 5 2005 1:46 PMBeauty and the BeastWhy are fat sitcom husbands paired with great-looking wives?
June 7 2004 3:05 PMGirls Just Want To Have FunA new book snoops on sororities.
May 21 2004 7:05 PMTalk PrettyThe linguistic brilliance of HBO's Deadwood.
March 30 2004 7:29 PMAmerican Idol ChatterWhy doesn't Simon Cowell understand his own show?
Jan. 6 2004 12:20 PMTorture ChamberFox's 24 terrifies viewers into believing its bizarre and convoluted plot twists.
Oct. 10 2003 10:46 AMSave the Cows!The downside of rescuing livestock on Animal Planet.
April 13 2001 8:30 PMSelf-Help for Alt-Country FansThree bands that will revive your faith in indie pop. 



More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 8:15 AM Ted Cruz Will Not Join a Protest of "The Death of Klinghoffer" After All
Sept. 16 2014 2:35 PM Germany’s Nationwide Ban on Uber Lasted All of Two Weeks
The Vault
Sept. 16 2014 12:15 PM “Human Life Is Frightfully Cheap”: A 1900 Petition to Make Lynching a Federal Offense
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 9:03 AM My Father Was James Brown. I Watched Him Beat My Mother. And Then I Found Myself With Someone Like Dad.
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 8:27 AM Only Science Fiction Can Save Us! What sci-fi gets wrong about income inequality.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 7:30 AM Ring Around the Rainbow
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 8:41 PM You’re Cut, Adrian Peterson Why fantasy football owners should release the Minnesota Vikings star.