Articles from Slate

John Gotti
June 14, 2002
The last don, as seen by the Family.

Dialogues: Iraq and Al-Qaida
March 25, 2002
An e-mail debate with Warren Bass.

The Breakfast Table: Jeffrey Goldberg and Jack Shafer
February 9, 2001
An e-mail conversation about the news of the day.

Superhero Showdown
February 25, 2000
The Shopping Avenger discovers an upstart competitor, trashes U-Haul, and gets dissed by Eddie Bauer.

Wiener Whining at Super 8
December 8, 1999
Shopping Avenger, that notorious lover of phallic puppies, fights for your right to lodge (at no extra cost) with your pets

I, Antichrist?
November 5, 1999
I’m Jewish. I’m male. I’m alive. By Jerry Falwell’s standards, that puts me on the short-list of candidates.

You Don’t Tug on the Avenger’s Cape
October 6, 1999
And U-Haul, TWA, and British Airways will be advised to keep their hands off his codpiece, too.

It’s Time To Keelhaul U-Haul!
July 22, 1999
The Shopping Avenger: The caped consumer crusader finds enlightenment but fails to right marketplace wrongs.

The Book Club: A Selection of Self-Help Books
July 15, 1999
With Emily Yoffe, a discussion of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—and It’s All Small Stuff, by Richard Carlson; The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama; One Day My Soul Just Opened Up, by Iyanla Vanzant.

Air Sickness
June 22, 1999
The Shopping Avenger: The Caped Consumer Crusader takes on Northwest Airlines et al.

Splat! Bam! Pow! @#$%&!
April 10, 1999
The Shopping Avenger: Slate to the rescue of oppressed consumers everywhere.

Demand an Explanation!!!
March 14, 1999
But, in the event of a shopping disaster, settle for an apology and a big gift certificate.

Diary: Jeffrey Goldberg
March 12, 1999
A weeklong electronic journal.

Do as I Say, Not as I Do
January 6, 1999
It’s shocking how little your new baby needs.

The Potato Eaters
November 8, 1998
It’s hip to hate the Irish.

Unfunny Business
September 27, 1998
Kenneth Starr makes Howard Stern look obsolete.

Right Here in River City!
August 12, 1998
What we learn from newsmagazines.

The Secret Story of Ally McBeal
May 13, 1998
And you thought the unisex bathrooms were supposed to be funny?

Jews You Can Use
April 12, 1998
The so-called glamour of the Jewish mob.

My Nanny Problem
February 5, 1998
How I learned to stop worrying and love The Nanny.

Valley of the Molls
November 16, 1997
The latest in an occasional series on truly terrible TV.

The Way of All Perps
September 24, 1997
If you believe Steven Bochco, they really deserve to die.

Animal Farm
July 20, 1997
Those sexy brutes of HBO’s new prison series, Oz.

News You Can’t Use
June 19, 1997
Yakking away on MSNBC and the Fox News Channel.

An Offer He Should Have Refused
May 11, 1997
Mario Puzo discusses The Last Don.