Walking Dead Podcast: “Thank You”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
Bartleby, the AudiobookIf you prefer not to read it, you can listen to Melville’s story in audio format.
French Tadpoles and Persian PicklesThe life of the world’s most democratic print, from Kashmiri sultans to the Bloods and the Crips.
The Distributor as AuteurCan the scrappy company behind Room, Spring Breakers, and The End of the Tour save the film industry?
The New ATLiensDrake is the biggest rapper in our world, but his new mixtape with Future reveals just how much Atlanta has become its own galaxy.
The United Slang of AmericaIf every state had an official word, what would it be? (Connecticut, you get glawackus.)
A Conversation With James WoodThe New Yorker critic on how technology is changing reading, how aging changes critics, and what he’d change about his David Foster Wallace review.
What Happened at Slate Since I Got Here?How I went from new guy who somehow got a key to the building to actual real deal Slate editor.
“Everything Is Not The Wire”David Simon would like you to stop trying to understand what’s going on in Baltimore by quoting his TV show.
“Nobody Loves You. Nobody Sees You. Nobody Touches You.”How books and films explore, and obscure, the sexuality of teen girls.
Walking Dead Podcast: “J.S.S.”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
Sunday Night Football Is the Best Show on TVIt belongs in the same conversation as The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, Orange Is the New Black.
The School of Athens Is in SessionCan you name the philosophers in Raphael’s Renaissance masterpiece?
What Happened at Slate This Week?Senior editor Forrest Wickman read a few skeptical takes about Trump, Pope Francis, and #BannedBooksWeek.
A New Game AfootKareem Abdul-Jabbar on why he decided to write a novel about Sherlock Holmes’ older brother, Mycroft.
The Gerwigification of Noah BaumbachCollaborating with Greta Gerwig has forced the director to lighten up. It’s good for him.
Dangerous TropesHow the Michelle Pfeiffer hit Dangerous Minds put an overtly paternalistic twist on a saccharine genre.
The Fantastic Four Are JerksThey’ve always been elitist, reckless, and mean. No wonder their movie flopped.