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?
Jan. 12 2006 12:11 PMPicking Up the PiecesHow James Frey flunked rehab, and why his fakery matters.
Feb. 10 2004 6:46 PMThe Faux Life With Norah JonesDebunking the pop star's "word-of-mouth success."
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.
Dec. 31 2004 8:37 AMThe End of My World as I Knew ItA New Year's reflection on my life after heroin.
Jan. 3 2003 11:22 AMPhish ShtickThe jam band's New Year's Eve antics.
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Jan. 23 2015 11:55 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Traffic swami Jeremy Stahl tallies his favorite stories of the week, from #Ballghazi to #SotU.