Seth Stevenson Seth Stevenson

Seth Stevenson is a frequent contributor to Slate. He is the author of Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World.

Culturebox
Oct. 15 2014 4:56 PMGnarly Birthday, High Times!Forty years in, can an outlaw magazine survive the mainstreaming of pot?
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion”An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Technology
Aug. 26 2014 9:25 PMWhy Would Anyone Watch Twitch?The strange allure of the video game streaming site.
Slate Archives
Aug. 14 2014 12:13 PMThe Slate Archives Podcast: “Extroverted Like Me” Looking back on my Paxil experience, more than 10 years later. 
Technology
Aug. 3 2014 11:48 PMThe Next Great Light BulbCFLs? LEDs? How to replace the incandescent.
Moneybox
July 18 2014 12:05 PMBillionaires’ Favorite BookBill Gates and Warren Buffett love Business Adventures. You will too.
Culturebox
July 10 2014 12:35 PMThis Little Space in BetweenBoyhood reveals what Richard Linklater’s true subject has been all along.
Technology
June 26 2014 10:59 AMThe Lost Art of DoodlingA new stylus that promises to make sketching on an iPad better—and more fun.
Psychology of Management
June 9 2014 10:56 AMHow Do You Make Better Managers?The strange power of corporate jargon.
Slate Plus
May 28 2014 9:17 AMKings County CuisineSlate-sters dish on their favorite Brooklyn restaurants.
Psychology of Management
May 26 2014 7:12 AMNice Guys Finish FirstThe hot new theory that says generous people do better at work than selfish ones.
Psychology of Management
May 19 2014 12:28 PMWe Spent What on Paper Clips?Open-book management lets every employee look at the company’s accounts.
Tv Club
May 13 2014 9:02 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Why did Megan see Stephanie as a threat?
Tv Club
May 5 2014 7:40 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Mad Men pits machine versus man, and the creatives take the hit.
Technology
May 1 2014 11:44 PMWish I Were ThereThe Beam telepresence robot lets you be in two places at once.
Ad Report Card
Oct. 3 2014 10:03 AMAnd the Greatest Ad of the Year Was …A dispatch from the Clios.
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AMGrandmaster ClashOne of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.
Better Summer
Aug. 24 2014 9:15 PMWhat Is the Best Game of Tag?A Slate debate.
Books
Aug. 8 2014 7:11 AMDeath by InchesThe battle over the metric system in America.
Technology
July 21 2014 9:30 AMThe Horror of EarbudsThey fit wrong, they fall out, they get covered in gross earwax—can’t someone design something better?
Brow Beat
July 11 2014 3:24 PMIs Boyhood Really a Masterpiece? Three Slate Writers Discuss the New Film.
Technology
July 2 2014 10:22 AMA High-Tech HighHow the rise of the vaporizer is changing pot culture.
Sports Nut
June 19 2014 12:23 PMHow to Negotiate With Daniel SnyderThe Washington owner said he’d never change his team’s nickname. How can the NFL get him to do it anyway?
Psychology of Management
June 2 2014 11:59 AMWho’s the Boss? No One.The advantages of offices without managers.
Tv Club
May 27 2014 7:45 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Bert Cooper gets the song-and-dance send-off he deserves.
Tv Club
May 20 2014 1:08 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Where will the finale go? And why are we so hungry for ghastly dramatics?
Tv Club
May 19 2014 7:45 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Don and Peggy, Mad Men's central couple, reach an understanding.
Psychology of Management
May 11 2014 9:45 PMDon’t Go to WorkThe management scheme that lets workers do whatever they want, as long as they get things done.
Psychology of Management
May 4 2014 9:20 PMThe Boss With No OfficeIs it good for workplace culture when management sits with employees?
Slate Plus
April 30 2014 11:41 AMWhich Gadgets Do Slate Tech Writers Hate the Most?

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  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PM Paul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
  Business
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
  Life
Education
Oct. 22 2014 4:45 PM Welcome to 13th Grade! Several Oregon high schools are offering a fifth year of high school. Every district should consider it.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
  Technology
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.