Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the author of five books, including Everything Bad Is Good For You andThe Ghost Map, and co-founder of

The Book Club
March 19 2008 7:03 AMDittoheads vs. Polymaths
Aug. 22 2006 12:24 PMAn iPod for TVHow Apple could make it work.
Net Election
Oct. 13 2004 6:43 PMGoogle for PresidentWhy the campaigns should advertise in your search results.
Brave New World
March 22 2004 4:33 PMThe Science of Eternal SunshineYou can't erase your boyfriend from your brain, but the movie gets the rest of it right.
Oct. 24 2003 4:02 PMThe Best Search Idea Since GoogleHow Amazon can make money from books you already own.
March 6 2003 5:36 PMGoogle's Memory UpgradeHow Blogger could do more than improve Google's Web searches.
Jan. 14 2003 10:37 AMDon't Pay To PlayWhy grown-ups shouldn't spend money on video games.
Nov. 12 2002 11:28 AMThe No-Magic KingdomEven without wizards, the Sims Online is a fantasy.
The Book Club
March 18 2008 7:41 AMMore Fiction, but More Facts, Too
May 12 2005 6:14 AMPop Culture Is Good for Us
April 23 2004 5:29 PMHow To Hack Your HeadA buyer's guide to recreational brain scanning.
Dec. 16 2003 1:58 PMSimCandidateVideo games simulate sports, business, and war. Why not politics?
July 16 2003 11:39 AMDigging for GoogleholesGoogle may be our new god, but it's not omnipotent.
Feb. 17 2003 11:58 AMGeeks without borders.
Dec. 10 2002 11:09 AMIs the Computer Desktop an Antique?Soon, Apple and Microsoft will need new metaphors for their operating systems.



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:42 AM Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM “The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?