Sudhir Venkatesh

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

Jurisprudence
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.
Crime
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
Books
Nov. 21 2011 7:16 AMFighting Inner-City CrimeWhen, and how, citizens should take action is a pressing question.
Books
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?
Books
March 16 2009 6:49 AMHow To Understand the Culture of PovertyWilliam Julius Wilson once again defies both right and left.
Gaming
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?

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

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?
Music

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

Moneybox
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
Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
  Business
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
  Life
Outward
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.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
  Technology
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
Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
  Sports
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?