Rob Walker

Rob Walker is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Design Observer and the author of Buying In.

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Oct. 14 2002 10:54 AMWould You Buy a Burger From This Man?Donald Trump's strange move to McDonaldland.
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Oct. 7 2002 11:05 AMHello, Mr. ChipsEnrique Iglesias' vaguely gay Doritos ad.
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Sept. 19 2002 11:29 AMDirty VegasThe band that Mitsubishi made.
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Sept. 9 2002 12:46 PMMagruder's American GovernmentAmerica's best-selling civics textbook: poll-tested and super-sized.
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Aug. 26 2002 10:55 AMThe Recycled MascotWhy is the Taco Bell Chihuahua selling car insurance?
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Aug. 12 2002 11:58 AMToby KeithHis two-fisted 9/11 song put him on top of the charts.
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Aug. 5 2002 11:52 AMWarCraft IIIHow Arthas the Nordic hero conquers his gaming targets.
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July 29 2002 10:26 AMApple throws another rock at Windows.
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July 17 2002 11:20 AMElvis PresleyThe King's new hit record.
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July 8 2002 1:08 PMCharles Schwab hates Wall Street!
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July 1 2002 2:13 PMHow Coke and MasterCard played the World Cup.
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June 20 2002 12:08 PMIf I Were a Rich DadWhy millions buy Rich Dad, Poor Dad's nonsense.
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June 10 2002 12:07 PMXbox and the meaning of life.
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June 3 2002 1:30 PMThe mystery of the Dell dude.
May 29 2002 5:15 PMCan lifestyle mavens make a city boom?
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Oct. 9 2002 10:59 AMFriendsHow Friends wins advertising friends.
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Sept. 23 2002 12:16 PMI Like SpikeThe Spike Jonze ad that almost makes IKEA cool.
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Sept. 16 2002 1:36 PMYou're a Dweeb. Buy Our Drink.SoBe's strange new tactic: marketing by mocking.
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Sept. 9 2002 10:54 AMBoxer RebellionThe underwear ad that's causing a stir.
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Aug. 19 2002 10:28 AMDye, Maxim, DyeThe snarky men's magazine wants to color your hair.
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Aug. 12 2002 10:54 AMHow do you sell "natural male enhancer"?
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Aug. 5 2002 11:00 AMDoes Allen Iverson's bad-boy image sell sneakers?
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July 24 2002 12:31 PMCan low-rent Spice Girls make Fanta cool?
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July 15 2002 11:21 AMIs Cantor Fitzgerald exploiting 9/11?
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July 2 2002 11:42 AMFHMThe thinking man's sneery frat-boy magazine.
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June 24 2002 3:53 PMThose creepy Gap ads in Minority Report.
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June 17 2002 4:22 PMDoes Hanes' underwear ad make you feel inadequate?
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June 7 2002 10:59 AMAshantiThe hip-hop formula that turned her into an R & B star.
May 30 2002 12:20 PMA proposal for the long term.
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May 28 2002 2:35 PMUnapologetic 7 UP




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.