Nicholas Lemann

Nicholas Lemann is national correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and the author, most recently, of The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America. He is now at work on a history of meritocracy in the United States.

Book Blitz
Oct. 15 2004 5:09 AMAmerica Is Exceptional
Book Blitz
Oct. 12 2004 8:47 AMWhy the Novel Isn't Allegorical, or Sentimental
In The Soup
Aug. 19 1998 3:30 AMThe DivaPaula Wolfert is very high maintenance, but she's worth it.
Feb. 7 1997 3:30 AMThe Suburbs Have WonBut in New York, you wouldn't know it.
June 25 1996 3:30 AMJews in Second PlaceWhen Asian-Americans become the "new Jews," what happens to the Jews?
Book Blitz
Oct. 13 2004 1:35 PMVarieties of Paranoia
Cooking Club
March 27 1999 3:30 AMCelebrity Chefs
May 21 1998 3:30 AMPoor UsCan spending less really cure what ails America?
Jan. 18 1997 3:30 AMThe Bell Curve FlattenedSubsequent research has seriously undercut the claims of the controversial best seller.



Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

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


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

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

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
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.