Sam Anderson

Sam Anderson is a writer living in New York. He can be reached at

Culture Gabfest
April 11 2012 4:36 PMThe Culture Gabfest, “Unsinkable Gabfest” EditionListen to Slate's show about the re-release of Titanic in 3-D, the death of artist Thomas Kinkade, and those ”stupid” video games you can’t stop playing.
Dec. 13 2006 2:19 PMTenaciously DisappointingThe tragic squandering of Jack Black's awesomeness.
Dvd extras
Sept. 14 2006 7:42 AMI QueueJudging your friends by their Netflix lists.
June 16 2006 3:28 PMA Prairie Home ConundrumThe mysterious appeal of Garrison Keillor.
Sports Nut
May 8 2006 6:28 PMOn the Pleasure of Hating Kobe BryantAnd the sadness of watching him exit the playoffs.
Dvd extras
April 6 2006 12:45 PMThe Joys of Rising From the Cultural DeadAre HBO shows best experienced on DVD?
Jan. 27 2006 5:16 PMA Thousand Little MelodiesMy unfortunate addiction to children's music.
Dvd extras
Dec. 16 2005 4:02 PMThe Richard Pryor ExperienceThe most human comic of our time.
Aug. 25 2005 5:52 PMTeenage WastelandFarewell to the sadistic pleasures of Brat Camp.
June 24 2005 1:05 PMToothpaste for DinnerA slide-show tour of the most addictive comic on the Web.
May 11 2005 7:38 AMLast LaughMitch Hedberg was supposed to be the next Seinfeld.
May 30 2007 3:03 PMThe Kobe Haters' ManifestoKobe Bryant wants out of L.A. Who will his enemies root against now?
Oct. 19 2006 3:25 PMTroubadorkTwenty-five years of "Weird Al" Yankovic.
Dvd extras
July 4 2006 7:19 AMSquigglevisionaryThe return of Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
Dvd extras
May 11 2006 12:36 PMBy the Power of Grayskull!Rediscovering the heroic cartoon beefcake of my youth.
April 28 2006 12:06 PMThe Fab 4 MillionYouTube and the neglected art of lip-syncing.
Dvd extras
Feb. 23 2006 11:19 AMSaved by the GongThe sitcom that turned Margaret Cho into a cultural hero.
Low Concept
Dec. 23 2005 2:04 PMPost-Traumatic Strike DisorderOne New Yorker's heroic struggle to commute to work.
Nov. 10 2005 12:04 PMIrony MaidenHow Sarah Silverman is raping American comedy.
Aug. 18 2005 12:21 PMThe Word on the StreetThe cumulative genius of Overheard in New York.
June 21 2005 3:24 PMAnd Now For Something Completely DeficientWhy Spamalot should never have won a Tony for Best Musical.



Smash and Grab

Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?

Stop Panicking. America Is Now in Very Good Shape to Respond to the Ebola Crisis.

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?


Forget Oculus Rift

This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.

I Am 25. I Don’t Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.

These Companies in Japan Are More Than 1,000 Years Old

  News & Politics
Oct. 20 2014 8:14 PM You Should Be Optimistic About Ebola Don’t panic. Here are all the signs that the U.S. is containing the disease.
Oct. 20 2014 7:23 PM Chipotle’s Magical Burrito Empire Keeps Growing, Might Be Slowing
Dear Prudence
Oct. 21 2014 9:18 AM Oh, Boy Prudie counsels a letter writer whose sister dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 6:17 PM I Am 25. I Don't Work at Facebook. My Doctors Want Me to Freeze My Eggs.
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 10:41 AM Taylor Swift Just Went to No. 1 on iTunes Canada With 8 Seconds of Static 
Future Tense
Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 21 2014 7:00 AM Watch the Moon Eat the Sun: The Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.