I'm a senior editor at Slate in charge of the sports and technology sections. I've also written more than 200 articles for the magazine.
In 2009, I wrote a week-long series for Slate called "How Is America Going To End?" I'm also the host of "Hang Up and Listen", a weekly sports podcast featuring Stefan Fatsis and Mike Pesca.
Before I came to Slate I was an intern at Washington City Paper. (A bunch of my WCP stories are archived here.) I've also freelanced for the Atlantic, Sports Illustrated, Men's Health, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine.
I graduated from Brown University with degrees in computer science and history. I was born and raised in New Orleans, and I've lived in Washington, D.C. since 2002.
E-mail: josh at josh dash levin dot com
The Hardest-Working Hand in Show Business: How ventriloquist Jeff Dunham became the country’s most popular stand-up comedian. Slate, Feb. 18, 2009
Television Outside the Box: Are you ready for 3-D TV? The Atlantic, April 2009
”AXXo You Are a God”: The secrets of BitTorrent’s top movie pirate. Slate, Nov. 11, 2008
Solitaire-y Confinement: Why we can’t stop playing a computerized card game. Slate, May 14, 2008
Meet the Charlatans: Another terrible spoof movie from the nongeniuses who brought you Date Movie and Epic Movie. Slate, Jan. 30, 2008
The Other Blind Sides: The Michael Oher story may have been amazing, but was it unique? Slate, Oct. 14, 2010
Bill Simmons: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut: The Sports Guy’s The Book of Basketball is a crude, fantastic mess. Slate, Nov. 11, 2009
Shake Me Down at the Ball Game: Modern parks make watching the national pastime a rich man’s pursuit. Sports Illustrated, June 23, 2008
Opening Soon: Rhinoceros Pines!: How to name your golf course. Play, March 2, 2008
What’s Wrong With Sports Illustrated: And how to fix it. Slate, Oct. 31, 2007
One Giant Lift for Mankind: The race for the 1,000-pound bench press. Slate, Aug. 9, 2004
Checkered Flag: Why flag football is America’s dirtiest college sport. Slate, Feb. 26, 2004
Long Live the Little Man Defense!: How R. Kelly got off. Slate, June 13, 2008
The R. Kelly Trial: Week 2, featuring a visit to the log cabin, a call for a forensic hairstylist, and the ghost sex defense. Slate, June 3, 2008
The R. Kelly Trial: Week 1, featuring the Shaggy defense, the Little Man defense, and Sparkle. Slate, May 21, 2008
The Other Katrina Hospital Mystery: What that New York Times Magazine story missed about the Memorial Medical Center tragedy. Slate, Sept. 4, 2009
Dispatches From New Orleans: A year after Katrina, pieces on my family’s decision to stay in the city, Katrina humor, and anger in the Lower Ninth Ward. Slate, Aug. 29, 2006
Dispatches From New Orleans: Six months after Katrina, pieces on the mayoral race, my grandparents’ return to the city, and Antoinette K-Doe. Slate, April 18, 2006
Dispatches From New Orleans: A series of stories filed from the scene a week after Hurricane Katrina. The people who won’t evacuate, what the rescue workers find, what it smells like, and the holes in the house I grew up in. Slate, Sept. 8-12, 2005
Mourning My New Orleans: Our family has lived there for a century. Where will we go now? Slate, Aug. 31, 2005