Rupert and RogerThe 21st Century Fox baron is stepping back from his empire. The one thing that definitely won’t change is Fox News.
“We Just Keep Trying to Beat Every Show With the Funny Stick Until It’s Funny”A conversation with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh as Phineas and Ferb approaches the final day of summer.
Why ClickHole Is the Best Thing on the InternetFor the unconvinced, here’s a collection of the best ClickHole stories.
I Sued the Grateful DeadI was wrongfully barred from the 8/14/71 show, a legendary scorcher. I demanded to be made whole.
Waimanalo BluesThe political and cultural pitfalls into which Cameron Crowe’s Aloha tumbles go far beyond poor Allison Ng.
No, Brad Bird Isn’t a Disciple of Ayn RandThe key philosophical influence on the director of Tomorrowland and The Incredibles isn’t the Atlas Shrugged author. It’s Walt Disney.
What Coke Taught the WorldThe “It’s the Real Thing” ads were among the first to recognize the market potential of a multicultural America.
“We Express Ourselves to Cure the World”PEN President Andrew Solomon on Charlie Hebdo and “the intersection of language and justice” around the world.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Dan Kois found the single rightest thing ever published at Slate Dot Com.
“Where Are the Police?”When cities spasm with violence for complicated reasons, that’s the only question CNN wants to ask.
Why Superheroes Don’t KillBatman’s murderous past, and why Daredevil agonizes over killing the Kingpin.
After AltamontAs their world was spinning apart, the Rolling Stones made one of the greatest albums in rock ’n’ roll history.
What Fury Road’s Furiosa Really Owes to Alien’s Ellen RipleyCritics have leapt to call out similarities between the two characters. Are they right?
Why Are Indian Kids So Good at Spelling?Because they have their own minor-league spelling bee circuit.
B.B. King’s Greatest PerformanceThe three-song medley at the heart of his masterpiece may be the best 12 minutes of live musical performance ever recorded.
“Paying Attention and Paying Respect Is All That Writers Can Do”Why PEN is right to honor Charlie Hebdo.
What Was the Venus de Milo Doing With Her Arms?3-D printing allows us to test a provocative theory that she was busy spinning thread.
Where Did Kurtz Come From?A new theory on the origins of the legendary character from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Frontiers of the StuplimeSitting in on UPenn’s controversial seminar in “Wasting Time on the Internet.”