March 2, 2016

Clowns and War Stories (Part One)

By Cody Walker

In last week’s New York Times, Jason Zinoman wrote about sad and creepy clowns.* His central question: “How did red noses become such bad news?” Zinoman identifies the late ’80s […]

March 26, 2014

Not-So-Deep Thoughts

By Cody Walker

Slate is running a series of articles this week adapted from Peter McGraw and Joel Warner’s forthcoming study The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. (The […]