About Tristram ShandyEverything we learned about humor, satire, and leading a good life from Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
Marcia, Marcia, Marcia ClarkThe former prosecutor discusses the latest episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson and her problems with the show’s source material.
The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 11.
In Defense of Small TalkIt’s not shallow, boring, or offensive. It’s a crucial social lubricant as valuable as wine or laughter.
The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of the midseason premiere.
The Dip, the Foot Pop, and the Selfie SmoochHow pop-culture kisses have changed since the days of the silent movie.
Conducting BusinessOrchestras must fight to stay relevant in 2016. But is hiring a youthful maestro enough?
What Errol Morris Thinks of Making a MurdererThe master documentarian on our true-crime fascination and the lessons of The Thin Blue Line.
A Conversation With Pete WellsThe New York Times’ restaurant critic on puncturing pretension in fine dining, the rise of foodie-ism, and why nothing tastes better than Oreos.
“I Just Want to Be As Flexible As Air, As Light”Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling on giving herself over completely.
The Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
The Internet’s Most WantedA kitschy, satisfying new series uses the tools of TV true crime to illustrate online abuse.
The Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 12.
The Life of Pablo Is an Attack on the Very Idea of the AlbumHas Kanye West turned against his once-favorite art form?
The Shadowhunters vs. the Dark-HuntersA lawsuit between two best-selling authors involves fantasy, romance, charges of plagiarism, and fan fiction gone mainstream.
The Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
The Curious Case of the Self-Loathing Lit-Fic Book TrailerThe art of self-deprecation meets the business of publishing.
The Emotional Manipulations of Making a MurdererWeeks after finishing it, I’ve found myself enraged by this series for reasons I didn’t anticipate.
The Mesmerizing Power of Helen MirrenShe couldn’t sing, but she was still perfect as the intimidating, sardonic rock star of my 1975 play, Teeth ’n’ Smiles.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Marie Kondo isn’t a tedious fad, Tristram Shandy isn’t a short book, and everything’s more complicated than you think.