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?


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

Sept. 19 2014 1:11 PM Americans' Inexplicable Aversion to the 1990s
  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.