The Rise of the Singing Christmas TreeHundreds of people! Thousands of lights! Flying angels! Fireworks! Sequins! The megachurch extravaganzas explained.
The Voice From AboveThe Messiah has arrived, and he’s on the increasingly religious reality singing show The Voice.
“Fifty Nifty United States”How a 1960s novelty song became one of the greatest mnemonic devices of all time.
No HeroesThe mournful Philip K. Dick masterpiece behind Amazon’s splashy new series The Man in the High Castle.
Remembering Frances YatesThe incredible midcentury historian whose book on memory influenced writers from Calvino to Thomas Harris.
Final FrontiersStar Trek fans take to the Internet to film their own episodes of the original series.
A Conversation With Michael LewisThe best-selling Big Short author on how journalism is like acting, Margot Robbie in a bathtub, and why movie stars are not nearly as handsome in real life.
Happy 10th Anniversary to the Slate Political Gabfest!But good luck figuring out what date we should celebrate.
Star Wars Is a Postmodern MasterpieceHow George Lucas spliced together Westerns, jidaigeki, space adventure serials, fairy tales, dogfighting movies, and Casablanca to create Hollywood’s first world-conquering collage.
The Film Music That Changed My LifeFilm composer David Lang on the months he spent watching The Exorcist and learning how avant-garde music could transform a movie.
Kurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
Chi-Raq Is Not Nearly As Tone-Deaf About Sociopolitical Issues As Spike Lee Can BeAnd it’s his best movie in years.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Start to Finish”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 8, the midseason finale of Season 6.
The Walking Dead Podcast: “Heads Up”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
I Got a Second Chance on Who Wants to Be a MillionaireLast year I became one of the biggest losers in game show history. Going back was terrifying.
Carol’s Happy EndingThe screenwriter—and friend of Patricia Highsmith’s—who spent almost 20 years struggling to bring The Price of Salt to theaters.
Slate Voice: “Found in Translation”Listen to Dana Stevens read about exploring Japan’s rich cinematic history.