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Dec. 9 2015 10:18 AMThe 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.
Dec. 4 2015 2:00 PMKurt and BernardA double biography of Kurt and Bernard Vonnegut as they planted the seeds of the postwar era.
Dec. 3 2015 4:44 PMChi-Raq Is Not Nearly As Tone-Deaf About Sociopolitical Issues As Spike Lee Can BeAnd it’s his best movie in years.
Dec. 3 2015 4:13 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 30.
Dec. 1 2015 9:42 AMThe 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.
Nov. 26 2015 9:52 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 23.
Nov. 23 2015 10:40 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Heads Up”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 7.
Nov. 20 2015 5:57 AMI 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.
Nov. 19 2015 11:27 AMCarol’s Happy EndingThe screenwriter—and friend of Patricia Highsmith’s—who spent almost 20 years struggling to bring The Price of Salt to theaters.
Nov. 17 2015 2:40 PMSlate Voice: “Found in Translation”Listen to Dana Stevens read about exploring Japan’s rich cinematic history.
Nov. 16 2015 11:41 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Always Accountable”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 6.
Nov. 14 2015 10:20 AMHow to Politicize a TragedyInsisting on the humanity of victims is also a political act.
Nov. 12 2015 3:31 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 9.
Nov. 11 2015 10:00 AMHow Hamilton Uses HistoryWhat Lin-Manuel Miranda included in his portrait of a heroic, complicated Founding Father—and what he left out.
Nov. 9 2015 10:31 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Now”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.
Dec. 4 2015 6:32 PMMSNBC Was Right to Enter the Shooters’ ApartmentThey did what good reporters do: poke around.
Dec. 4 2015 8:45 AMFatal Visions110 years of Macbeth on film.
Dec. 3 2015 4:39 PMStraightening Up Janis JoplinWhy does a new documentary downplay her lesbian relationships?
Dec. 2 2015 4:19 PMA Very Heavily Negative SceneThe squandered genius and countercultural misogyny of Terry Southern.
Nov. 30 2015 5:57 AM“Fifty Nifty United States”How a 1960s novelty song became one of the greatest mnemonic devices of all time.
Nov. 24 2015 9:30 AMNo HeroesThe mournful Philip K. Dick masterpiece behind Amazon’s splashy new series The Man in the High Castle.
Nov. 23 2015 9:31 AMRemembering Frances YatesThe incredible midcentury historian whose book on memory influenced writers from Calvino to Thomas Harris.
Nov. 19 2015 2:43 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Nov. 16.
Nov. 19 2015 7:30 AMFinal FrontiersStar Trek fans take to the Internet to film their own episodes of the original series.
Nov. 16 2015 7:38 PMDoes Paris Matter More Than Beirut?You’d think so from the media’s coverage. And the problem goes a lot deeper than the level of attention.
Nov. 16 2015 10:17 AMThe Gygax EffectGo ahead, mock. But Dungeons & Dragons created the cultural building blocks of our information age. 
Nov. 13 2015 5:56 AMAnna Ivanovna’s Ice PalaceThe worst-ever empress of Russia really, really hated love. 
Nov. 12 2015 10:00 AMToo Weird for Prime TimeTwin Peaks was always more about luxuriating in Lynchian darkness than solving a murder.
Nov. 10 2015 12:00 PMSlate Voice: “Same Old Script”Listen to Aisha Harris read about the lack of diversity in writing rooms of major TV networks. 
Nov. 8 2015 9:00 PMThe Kidz Are All RightThat’s what Kidz Bop promises parents, with more and more sanitized versions of pop hits.

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