Sudhir Venkatesh

Sudhir Venkatesh is a sociology professor at Columbia University and author of Gang Leader for a Day.

Jan. 22 2013 9:24 AM“Not Going To Change One Thing I Do”Off-the-books gun sellers say Obama’s proposals will just boost their trade.
Sept. 22 2011 6:13 PMCould Riots Happen Here?Violent unrest has swept Europe and the Middle East. Is America next?
The Book Club
July 23 2009 6:50 AMLocal Police Really Do Get Annoyed When the Feds Show Up
The Book Club
July 21 2009 6:48 AMThe Don Corleone of Chinatown
The Dismal Science
Sept. 26 2008 1:20 PMBut What Does It Mean for the Prostitutes?How the financial crisis affects the oldest profession.
The Dismal Science
March 12 2008 6:53 PMSkinflintDid Eliot Spitzer get caught because he didn't spend enough on prostitutes?
The Book Club
Jan. 30 2008 4:57 PMHow I Became a Hustler
Nov. 21 2011 7:16 AMFighting Inner-City CrimeWhen, and how, citizens should take action is a pressing question.
April 18 2011 6:58 AMWhat Is the Matter With Sociology?Elijah Anderson's new book points up an identity crisis.
The Book Club
July 22 2009 7:00 AMWhat Does New York's Poor Chinese Enclave Have in Common With Chicago's Poor African-American Enclave?
March 16 2009 6:49 AMHow To Understand the Culture of PovertyWilliam Julius Wilson once again defies both right and left.
May 9 2008 6:46 AMUnjustifiable Carnage, Uneasy Alliances, and Lots of Self-DoubtWhat Grand Theft Auto IV gets right about gangland and illegal economies.
The Book Club
Jan. 31 2008 6:02 PMWhen You Close a Housing Project, Where Do All the Gang Members Go?


Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

View From Chicago

You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney

Or at least trade it for something.

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Terrorism, Immigration, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety

The Legal Loophole That Allows Microsoft to Seize Assets and Shut Down Companies

  News & Politics
Oct. 19 2014 1:05 PM Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
Business Insider
Oct. 19 2014 11:40 AM Pot-Infused Halloween Candy Is a Worry in Colorado
Oct. 17 2014 5:26 PM Judge Begrudgingly Strikes Down Wyoming’s Gay Marriage Ban
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 17 2014 4:23 PM A Former FBI Agent On Why It’s So Hard to Prosecute Gamergate Trolls
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 8:32 AM Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy—and a Mess. Can the Movies Fix It?
Future Tense
Oct. 17 2014 6:05 PM There Is No Better Use For Drones Than Star Wars Reenactments
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 20 2014 7:00 AM Gallery: The Red Planet and the Comet
Sports Nut
Oct. 16 2014 2:03 PM Oh What a Relief It Is How the rise of the bullpen has changed baseball.