Peter D. Kramer

Peter D. Kramer is the author, most recently, ofFreud: Inventor of the Modern Mind. His blog In Practice considers matters of brain and mind.

June 27 2011 6:48 AMThe Great Proselytizer of OrgasmA new book explores the highly peculiar legacy of Wilhelm Reich.
The Book Club
June 14 2010 6:54 AMCan Science Capture the Complexity of Human Pleasures?
Jan. 26 2009 6:36 AMThe Mystery of PerversionWhat idiosyncratic lust can, and can't, tell us.
Feb. 11 2008 7:28 AMProzac Nation?The returns aren't in.
Oct. 17 2005 11:29 AMThe Anatomy of GriefDoes Didion's memoir do for grief what Styron's did for depression?
Medical Examiner
June 4 2004 4:30 PMShould Teenagers Take Drugs?Prozac, Paxil, and teen depression.
The Slate Gist
Sept. 21 2001 3:00 AMCrisis Counseling
The Book Club
June 14 2010 1:04 PMHow To Explain Why People Like Art?
Sept. 28 2009 9:29 AMThe Secrets of SerotoninWhat Richard Powers' new novel gets wrong.
Sept. 17 2008 12:04 PMCountry for Old MenDavid Lodge's touch wavers when the topic is aging.
Medical Examiner
Jan. 22 2008 2:51 PMSunny Side UpScrew-ups over unpublished data or no, antidepressants still work.
Sept. 20 2004 12:56 PMGoodbye, DarknessThe new science of exuberance.
High Concept
April 16 2002 3:56 PMThe Death of InnocentsTerrorists' bombs kill more than just people.



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 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  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. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 17 2014 7:30 AM Ring Around the Rainbow
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.