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.


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 12:29 PM A Woman Who Escaped the Extreme Babymaking Christian Fundamentalism of Quiverfull

Subprime Loans Are Back

And believe it or not, that’s a good thing.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

  News & Politics
Sept. 22 2014 6:30 PM What Does It Mean to Be an American? Ted Cruz and Scott Brown think it’s about ideology. It’s really about culture.
Sept. 22 2014 5:38 PM Apple Won't Shut Down Beats Music After All (But Will Probably Rename It)
Sept. 22 2014 4:45 PM Why Can’t the Census Count Gay Couples Accurately?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 22 2014 7:43 PM Emma Watson Threatened With Nude Photo Leak for Speaking Out About Women's Equality
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
Brow Beat
Sept. 22 2014 9:17 PM Trent Reznor’s Gone Girl Soundtrack Sounds Like an Eerie, Innovative Success
Future Tense
Sept. 22 2014 6:27 PM Should We All Be Learning How to Type in Virtual Reality?
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 22 2014 4:34 PM Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.
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.