Michael Agger

Michael Agger is an editor at The New Yorker. Follow him on Twitter.

Cool Story
Oct. 3 2013 9:45 AMCool Story, Bro!A meme for our information-saturated moment.
The Browser
Oct. 18 2011 12:02 PMTalk Dirty to Me, SiriThe crazy things people say to the iPhone's new assistant.
Oct. 10 2011 7:15 AMLove in the Ivy League Jeffrey Eugenides explores real depression, not just preppy romance.
Sept. 20 2011 12:10 PMApple's MousetrapWhy did Apple reverse the way we scroll up and down?
Aug. 18 2011 5:52 PMAll the President's MemesWhy Obama gets so much love on the Internet.
The Browser
Aug. 10 2011 11:45 AMSlowpokeHow to be a faster writer.
July 12 2011 6:29 AMThis Is a Serious Book ReviewLee Siegel's winning tour of seriousness in American culture.
The Browser
June 28 2011 2:55 PM4chanomicsWhat the influential, hilarious, revolting message board teaches us about Internet culture.
June 14 2011 1:44 PMGoogle Kids: The SequelThe challenges of designing a search engine for children.
May 10 2011 5:01 PMAwsum Shoes!Is it ethical to fix grammatical and spelling errors in Internet reviews?
Sports Nut
April 27 2011 5:27 PMTurning Words Into TouchdownsDoes a player's speech predict how he'll perform in the NFL?
Brow Beat
March 29 2011 12:57 PMSend Betty to the Beauty Parlor in the Sky
March 7 2011 6:47 AMThe Opening of the American UnconsciousDavid Brooks solves all our problems in The Social Animal.
Jan. 24 2011 7:05 AMHow Video Games Can Make Us HeroesJane McGonigal explains how to harness gaming energy to do good.
The Browser
Dec. 16 2010 4:41 PMThe Best iPhone Apps for Kids, 2010 A year of reckless racing, angry birding, and pineapple slicing.
Brow Beat
Oct. 26 2011 11:56 AM

The Sneaky Brilliance of Dazed and Confused

Oct. 13 2011 7:19 AMUse the Force, Daddy!A guide to the Clone Wars for parents of inquisitive children.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2011 12:36 PM

The Deadpan Twitter Feed You Should Be Following

The Audio Book Club
Aug. 29 2011 12:33 PMA Visit From the Goon Squad:The Slate Audio Book Club Our critics on Jennifer Egan's Pulitzer Prize winner.
Top Right
Aug. 16 2011 11:19 AMJonathan Ive, Designer, Apple "A computer absolutely can be sexy."
Sports Nut
July 13 2011 6:04 PMIs Rory McIlroy the Next Tiger Woods?What the advanced golf stats say about the game's young star.
Culture Gabfest
July 6 2011 11:15 AMThe Culture Gabfest, "Real Men Cheat on Their Wives" EditionListen to Slate's show on Dan Savage and monogamy, Ashton Kutcher vs. the Village Voice, and 4chan's influential message board /b/.
Sports Nut
June 16 2011 11:28 AMThe Toughest Test in GolfLooking at the new golf stats to see who will win the U.S. Open.
June 10 2011 7:19 AMGoogle KidsWhy doesn't this exist?
Sports Nut
April 29 2011 11:12 PMWill Cam Newton Be a Bust?The speech analysts at Achievement Metrics reveal whether the No. 1 pick is in the "quadrant of doom."
Sports Nut
April 6 2011 4:17 PMThe Return of the KingThe stats show that Tiger Woods is getting his game back.
The Browser
March 11 2011 11:17 AMEarthquake Japan HelpHow Google responds to crises. Plus, the best emergency apps for your phone.
Culture Gabfest
Feb. 2 2011 12:11 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Reality Is Statham" EditionListen to Slate's show about Jason Statham's new movie The Mechanic, the Onion News Network, and whether video games can make us better.
The Audio Book Club
Dec. 20 2010 7:12 AMThe Audio Book Club on Lord of MisruleOur critics discuss Jaimy Gordon's National Book Award-winning novel.
The Hive
Dec. 10 2010 3:26 PMChampion NumbersYour picks for the best "Data for a Better Planet" ideas.




Crying Rape

False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.

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

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B

How Will You Carry Around Your Huge New iPhone? Apple Pants!

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Lifetime Didn’t Find the Steubenville Rape Case Dramatic Enough. So They Added a Little Self-Immolation.

No, New York Times, Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman” 

Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 1:39 PM Shonda Rhimes Is Not an “Angry Black Woman,” New York Times. Neither Are Her Characters.
Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Sept. 19 2014 6:22 PM 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. 
Sept. 19 2014 6:35 PM Pabst Blue Ribbon is Being Sold to the Russians, Was So Over Anyway
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 19 2014 1:34 PM Empty Seats, Fewer Donors? College football isn’t attracting the audience it used to.
  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.
Brow Beat
Sept. 19 2014 4:48 PM You Should Be Listening to Sbtrkt
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 19 2014 5:09 PM Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?   A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.
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.