Seth Mnookin

Seth Mnookin is the associate director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing. His most recent book is The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy. Follow him on Twitter.

Medical Examiner
Feb. 4 2014 4:40 PMWhy Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death Is So ScaryThe ever-present danger of relapsing.
Sports Nut
Dec. 5 2006 5:32 PMFree Agency FolliesWhy are baseball GMs making so many stupid deals?
Culturebox
Jan. 12 2006 12:11 PMPicking Up the PiecesHow James Frey flunked rehab, and why his fakery matters.
Music
Feb. 10 2004 6:46 PMThe Faux Life With Norah JonesDebunking the pop star's "word-of-mouth success."
Culturebox
Jan. 31 2001 3:00 AMBurned OutWhy did Ken Burns leave contemporary musicians out of Jazz?
Medical Examiner
March 28 2013 5:00 PMWorst Magazine Cover of the Year?Time’s coverline is wrong, grandiose, and cruel.
Life And Art
Sept. 14 2006 4:28 PMDeath Becomes HerExamining the morbid fascination with the Black Dahlia.
Diary
Dec. 31 2004 8:37 AMThe End of My World as I Knew ItA New Year's reflection on my life after heroin.
Music
Jan. 3 2003 11:22 AMPhish ShtickThe jam band's New Year's Eve antics.

TODAY IN SLATE

Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

Chief Justice John Roberts Says $1,000 Can’t Buy Influence in Congress. Looks Like He’s Wrong.

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

Hidden Messages in Corporate Logos

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Sports Nut

Giving Up on Goodell

How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.

How Can We Investigate Potential Dangers of Fracking Without Being Alarmist?

My Year as an Abortion Doula       

  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 15 2014 8:56 PM The Benghazi Whistleblower Who Might Have Revealed a Massive Scandal on his Poetry Blog
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 15 2014 7:27 PM Could IUDs Be the Next Great Weapon in the Battle Against Poverty?
  Life
Outward
Sept. 15 2014 4:38 PM What Is Straight Ice Cream?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 15 2014 11:38 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 4  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Listen."
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 15 2014 8:58 PM Lorde Does an Excellent Cover of Kanye West’s “Flashing Lights”
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.