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Sept. 12 2016 1:02 PMSeducing the A-ListThe author of a new book about legendary talent agency CAA on how Hollywood—and movie stardom—has changed over the past four decades.
Aug. 30 2016 12:31 PMDe La Soul Is AliveThe legendary trio returns with their first album in over a decade, and it’s excellent.
Aug. 1 2016 10:16 AMI Will Win!Trump loves Puccini—and new research is showing how fascism infused the composer’s work.
July 18 2016 1:01 PMOut of SlimeIn the 1980s, green goo oozed its way into the American consciousness. What became of all that sludge?
June 28 2016 9:01 PMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
June 20 2016 12:59 PMWhere Is the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of Gun Control?And what would it look like?
May 30 2016 8:00 PMThe Black Film CanonThe 50 greatest movies by black directors.
May 27 2016 10:00 AMWhy Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
May 19 2016 5:51 AMThe SingingBehind the scenes as one of America’s most innovative opera companies adapts a Stephen King (and Stanley Kubrick) classic.
May 16 2016 3:21 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
May 11 2016 9:30 AMRebels With BowsWhile the cello may sound stately and dignified, cellists are often anything but.
May 5 2016 1:37 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
May 3 2016 11:39 AMIn Praise of Social Media MourningThe death of a major artist reveals what’s best about Twitter and Facebook, not what’s worst.
April 26 2016 1:03 AMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
Sept. 12 2016 9:54 AMJust in Time for Our Impending Nuclear Holocaust … It’s Nena!The “99 Luftballons” singer on Trump, playing the U.S. for the first time, and the Americans who butcher her song at karaoke.
Aug. 17 2016 11:22 AMWhat’s It Like to Be an Audiobook Narrator?Simon Vance talks to Year of Great Books about narrating female characters, why he uses accents, and the many voices of Barchester Towers.
July 20 2016 5:30 AMWhen I First Heard Stakes Is HighHow De La Soul’s underappreciated album honored rap history without falling victim to gauzy nostalgia.
July 5 2016 1:13 PM“The Possibility of Violence Still Exists”An interview with Anonymous, the co-director of Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence.
June 27 2016 3:00 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
June 23 2016 6:34 PMWhy Free State of Jones Isn’t Just Another White Savior MovieMany historians agree that Southern whites need a new kind of Civil War hero. Matthew McConaughey’s Newt Knight isn’t a bad start.
May 31 2016 5:45 AMWhat Makes Facebook Live Videos So Mind-Blowingly BadWith occasional glimmers of transcendence.
May 30 2016 4:12 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
May 24 2016 12:12 PMThe Spin DoctorHow one casting director made Dancing With the Stars the leader in celebrity image rehabilitation.
May 18 2016 1:48 PMGrowing Up BrontëThe productive, creative childhood of the Brontë sisters and how it influenced Jane Eyre.
May 11 2016 12:47 PMWhit Stillman, Meet Jane AustenThe Metropolitan filmmaker’s great new movie reveals he has less in common with the author than fans might expect.
May 9 2016 2:05 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
May 4 2016 10:23 AMAbout Jane EyreEverything Slate’s Year of Great Books learned about love, identity, and feminism from Charlotte Brontë’s realist masterwork.
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.
April 14 2016 1:42 PMThe Favreauteur TheoryIron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is the ghost in the highly lucrative machine.

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