Seth Stevenson
Seth Stevenson Seth Stevenson

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.

Dispatches
May 15 2015 7:43 PMGrim CarnivalThe baffling reasoning of the jury that just sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death.
Sports Nut
May 13 2015 2:42 PMThe NBA Draft Is BrokenHere’s how to fix it.
Hang Up And Listen
May 11 2015 4:42 PMHang Up and Listen: The Hours of Something Approaching Pleasure EditionSlate’s sports podcast on the Deflategate report, Bill Simmons’ departure from ESPN, and the rise of daily fantasy sports.
Anything Once
April 30 2015 3:07 AMWhat It’s Like to Hit a ManI tried boxing. It was scary how good it felt.
Dispatches
April 27 2015 8:05 PMA Smorgasbord of ExcusesThe defense tries a little of everything to save Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty.
Technology
April 23 2015 3:15 AMNo SweatSometimes a bicycle is too big or too much work. So I tested four motorized alternatives.
Moneybox
April 20 2015 4:12 PMThe Wolf of Wall TweetA Web-reading bot made millions on the options market. It also ate this guy’s lunch.
Brow Beat
April 7 2015 1:41 PMThe Hidden Ferris Bueller Easter Egg in the Better Call Saul Finale    
Movies
March 27 2015 12:13 PMNoah Baumbach’s Golden YearsA Baumbach maniach on While We’re Young.
Technology
March 11 2015 2:36 PMCan the Apple Watch Take on Rolex?Luxury timepiece makers have survived smartwatches before. Here’s who should be scared of this one.
Dispatches
March 5 2015 9:45 PMThe Implacable BomberDuring a day of grisly testimony, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears unperturbed.
Brow Beat
March 3 2015 8:02 AMWhat Has Downton Learned from Reality TV? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Episode.
Brow Beat
Feb. 24 2015 8:02 AMIs Lord Grantham Still A Jerk? Two Slate Critics Dissect the Latest Downton Abbey.
Technology
Feb. 17 2015 12:48 PMOut of the Blue and Into the WackNeil Young’s PonoPlayer sounds no better than an iPhone—no matter what the audiophiles say.
TV Club
Feb. 15 2015 11:00 PMWhat Happens in Chicago, Stays in Chicago on Better Call Saul, Episode 3, “Nacho”The hosts of Slate’s TV Club podcast want someone to explain to them what the heck that youthful indiscretion was all about. 
Dispatches
May 13 2015 11:04 PMGrim BusinessThe Tsarnaev jury faces a difficult decision.
Sports Nut
May 12 2015 5:48 PMCommandant Goodell’s Kangaroo CourtThe NFL’s deflategate punishment was outlandishly excessive.
Television
May 10 2015 9:00 PMYouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
Technology
April 29 2015 12:21 PMBetter Tread Than DeadCan treadmill desks save you and your colleagues from sedentary demise?
Television
April 23 2015 5:33 PMMore Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
Dispatches
April 21 2015 6:38 PMTsarnaev’s SmirkHas the Boston Marathon bomber shown enough remorse to escape the death sentence?
TV Club Podcast
April 7 2015 11:00 PM“Can a Show That Is One Big Flashback Really Have a Cliffhanger?” and Other Questions From Better Call Saul’s Episode 10, “Marco”Our hosts split on the show’s season finale and speculate wildly about what’s ahead in Season 2.
Dispatches
April 6 2015 8:24 PMTeen or Terrorist?In closing statements, the prosecution paints Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as a radicalized jihadi.
Brow Beat
March 16 2015 7:41 PMIn All Good Things, Andrew Jarecki Revealed the Real Reason He’s Obsessed With Robert Durst
Technology
March 10 2015 11:12 AMWho Still Wants a BlackBerry?I tried the new “Classic” model to find out.
Dispatches
March 4 2015 8:09 PM“It Was Him”During opening statements, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s defense attorney admits his guilt and looks toward sparing his life.
TV Club
March 1 2015 10:00 PMThe Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 9The “let us chum one another” edition.
TV Club
Feb. 22 2015 10:00 PMThe Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 8The “let us go forward in hope!” edition.
Brow Beat
Feb. 17 2015 8:02 AMWill Rose and Atticus Make It? We Discuss the Latest Episode of Downton Abbey.
TV Club
Feb. 15 2015 10:00 PMThe Downton Abbey Podcast, Episode 7The “Pet Owner Episode” edition.

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