Culturebox
Culturebox
Feb. 20 2015 3:22 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Feb. 20 2015 3:33 AMSo Brad Pitt Ate a Slice …How the pizza place Ellen ordered from at last year’s Oscars has parlayed its three minutes of fame.
Feb. 18 2015 9:01 AMI Can’t Believe I Used to Like That SongLike few movies before it, Boyhood captures the way we actually experience pop music.
Feb. 12 2015 7:21 PMWhat I’d Tell Brian WilliamsA few words of advice from someone who’s been there.
Feb. 5 2015 7:26 AMMy Secret Life as a Game Show ContestantEverything the Slate office asked me, Justin Peters, about my Millionaire appearance.
Jan. 28 2015 11:02 AM50 Shades of BeigeWhy The Americans’ set design is far less simple than it looks.
Jan. 26 2015 4:29 PMStorm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
Jan. 14 2015 7:49 PMThis Isn’t WaterPutting David Foster Wallace onstage at the Public Theater.
Jan. 12 2015 11:56 PMThe Definition of a DictionaryMerriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like? (And do we even need one?)
Jan. 1 2015 11:52 PMThe Rust Belt Theory of Low-Cost High CultureThe joys of taking advantage of once-grand cities’ still-grand cultural opportunities.
Dec. 29 2014 11:15 AMHomer and ISISWhat the author of the Iliad tells us about blood on the sand.
Dec. 25 2014 11:00 AMBuilding the New Sandy Hook ElementaryAn architect and a town design a school that embraces Newtown’s connection to the natural world.
Dec. 18 2014 4:07 PMThere and Back and There and Back AgainLord of the Rings and The Hobbit recap, in running shots.
Dec. 17 2014 11:48 PMThe Year of OutrageFrom righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.
Dec. 16 2014 11:38 AMBlack MessiahD’Angelo’s first album in 14 years is everything it promised to be, and more.
Feb. 20 2015 11:49 AMI, AudiophileI appreciate high-quality phono-cartridges. I recognize a good digital-to-analog converter. I care about the capacitors in my amplifier. I will not apologize for this. 
Feb. 18 2015 1:08 PMAll 60 Oscar-Nominated Films, RankedGuess how many Best Picture nominees are actually in the bottom 10!
Feb. 16 2015 12:19 PMTogether With the KuklapolitansIn the middle of the past century, a gentle crew of puppets united the TV watchers of America.
Feb. 12 2015 11:03 AMTerrorism Without TerrorThe Oscar-nominated Timbuktu quietly changes the way movies treat dangerous extremism.
Feb. 4 2015 11:45 PMI Wanted to Be a MillionaireHow failing colossally on a game show changed my life for the better.
Jan. 27 2015 2:24 PMTumbling Into the ScreenHow watching movies with my daughter changed the way I thought about film.
Jan. 26 2015 3:27 PMThe Longform GoodbyeWhen alternative publications shutter, their staffs don’t go so easily.
Jan. 13 2015 6:10 PMWhat Does “Unabridged” Even Mean Anymore?And four other questions Lexicon Valley’s Mike Vuolo asked Stefan Fatsis about his piece on the remaking of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Jan. 7 2015 1:57 PMLet Them Eat CakeHow a terrible Jennifer Aniston movie turned into this year’s Oscar Cinderella story.
Dec. 30 2014 1:28 PMBreathe Easily, White AmericaNetwork TV’s most popular Friday-night series, CBS’s Blue Bloods, perfectly caters to your perspective on the police.
Dec. 29 2014 9:45 AMA Collage of Usual MomentsWhat I learned by taking a photo of myself each day for the last five years.
Dec. 21 2014 8:31 PMSanta Claus Is Coming to Town, EventuallyHis magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.
Dec. 18 2014 11:48 AMBehind the Year of Outrage Here’s how Slate tracked down everything we were angry about in 2014. 
Dec. 17 2014 8:04 PMThe Sony Emails Are Fair GameNo, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
Dec. 10 2014 11:45 PMTop 10 Things to Love About Letterman’s Top Ten Lists10. Their topicality 9. Their absurdity 8. Their longevity 7. Their irreverence 6. Their silliness 5. Their brevity 4. Their self-deprecation 3. Their surprise 2. Their reliability 1. Regis.