Max Linsky

Max Linsky is a founding editor of

Aug. 27 2011 7:46 AMThe Guide to Man and BeastSquid hunts, pet chimps, and E.B. White's dead pig—five fascinating stories about human-animal relations.
Aug. 13 2011 7:11 AMThe Guide to QuarterbacksFrom pre-draft jitters to post-retirement bliss, five glimpses into the minds of NFL QB's.
July 16 2011 8:11 AMThe Guide to CastawaysPerfect storms, wicked riptides, and drunken dares: six epic tales of tragedy and survival on the open seas.
July 2 2011 6:49 AMThe Guide to WeedGreat stories about how marijuana is grown, bought, sold, smuggled, and smoked.
June 11 2011 7:53 AMThe Guide to the Porn IndustryFrom the inspiration for Boogie Nights to the twisted psyche of a professional porn reviewer, five great reads about the business of smut.
May 28 2011 7:52 AMThe Guide to Bank HeistsFive epic tales of elaborate schemes, desperate ploys, and lots and lots of cash.
Aug. 20 2011 7:11 AMThe Guide to the 2012 GOP FieldFrom Bachmann to Huntsman, Paul to Perry, one great read about each Republican candidate for president.
Aug. 6 2011 6:47 AMThe Guide to SiblingsFive exceptional stories about bizarrely close brothers and sisters.
July 9 2011 7:52 AMThe Guide to the MallFive great stories about how malls revolutionized the way Americans shop, snack, and flirt.
June 25 2011 7:06 AMThe Guide to FugitivesFrom Whitey Bulger to the Barefoot Bandit, six amazing stories about life on the lam.
June 4 2011 7:41 AMThe Guide to DetroitFrom the World War II boom to "ruin porn," five odes to the Motor City.
April 25 2007 7:25 AMBrain-Gym ShowdownCan a Slate reporter hold his own at the local neurobics club?



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.