A Grand Unified Theory of PixarThose Easter eggs aren’t inside jokes—they tell the secret history of a world where the little girl from Monsters Inc. grows up to be the elderly witch from Brave.
10 Good Reasons BuzzFeed Is Going to Pay My Invoice for Copyright TheftA listicle from a disgruntled photographer.
Like a Trolling StoneWas Bob Dylan’s notorious Self Portrait a cruel joke, an earnest mistake, or a misbegotten masterpiece?
The Tragedy of the Sunset PhotoWhy they’re all over your Instagram feed—and why they’re so hard to get right.
What Happens When You Abolish TippingI got rid of gratuities at my restaurant, and our service only got better.
Song of ExperienceWhy the Times’ screed against fun in art museums is out of touch with what makes contemporary art great.
Our Best and Worst Summer RomancesSlate’s staff looks back at our hottest (and not so hot) moments of love.
Lennon + McCartney = NilssonHarry Nilsson had John’s perversity, Paul’s whimsy, and one of the strangest careers in singer-songwriter history.
Why Jennifer Weiner Is Wrong About the Times Book ReviewIt doesn’t need to review more popular fiction. Or lit fiction, either. It needs to review holy crap fiction.
A Long Time Ago …Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor and his wife Dee recall their adventures shooting Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove.
Linda Lovelace Is Not a Porn StarThe real world of porn has nothing to do with her experience in Deep Throat.
The Six People You Meet in Manhattan Before 8 A.M.Singing garbage men, smiling police officers, teenagers, joggers, babies, and dogs.
Will Black Actresses Ever Catch Up to Their Peers?Casting black actresses still appears to be a stretch for producers.
The Kindly BrontosaurusThe amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it.
The Greatest Music Cue of All TimeNicolas Winding Refn explains how he uses music in his films—and names his favorite song choice in cinematic history.