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.



Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?