Seth Schiesel

Seth Schiesel is a staff writer for the New York Times. He currently writes about video games for the newspaper's Culture department.

Dec. 16 2010 3:03 PMWorld of Warcraft Is a Theme Park; Eve Is a Sandbox
Dec. 14 2010 3:20 PMCall of Duty: Black Ops Is the McDonald's of Video Games
Dec. 10 2008 1:32 PMHow Roger Ebert Taught Me To Be a Video-Game Critic
Dec. 12 2007 10:11 AMVideo Games for Everyone, Even North Koreans
Dec. 15 2010 5:16 PMYou Guys Are So Defensive
Dec. 12 2008 7:13 AMEverybody's Playing Something Different—and That's What Makes Video Games So Great
Dec. 13 2007 4:01 PMThere Is Little Reason To Be Pessimistic or Cynical About the Future of Gaming
Dec. 10 2007 4:33 PMHow Multiplayer Video Games Are Like the Army, Team Sports, and Real-Life Rock Bands


The World

The Budget Disaster that Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

How Movies Like Contagion and Outbreak Distort Our Response to Real Epidemics

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

Everything You Should Know About Today’s Eclipse

An Unscientific Ranking of Really, Really Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Can Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu Pull Off One More Louisiana Miracle?

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Oct. 23 2014 11:51 AM It Seems No One Is Rich or Happy: I Looked
The Eye
Oct. 23 2014 12:48 PM Track Your Bag and Charge Your Phone With This Carry-On Smart Suitcase
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 23 2014 11:33 AM Watch Little Princesses Curse for the Feminist Cause
  Slate Plus
Oct. 23 2014 11:28 AM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 2 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked Dr. Meri Kolbrener about her workday.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2014 12:01 PM Who Is Constantine, and Should You Watch His New Show?
Oct. 23 2014 11:45 AM The United States of Reddit  How social media is redrawing our borders. 
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 23 2014 7:30 AM Our Solar System and Galaxy … Seen by an Astronaut
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.