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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.
Nov. 2 2015 12:41 PMThe Indie Comics Animation Gold RushThe new Big Two isn’t DC and Marvel—it’s the Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.
Nov. 2 2015 10:40 AMThe Walking Dead Podcast: “Here’s Not Here”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
Oct. 30 2015 10:00 AMWas the Boston Globe’s Church Abuse Scoop the Last Great Print Story?Or the first great Web story? A conversation with investigative reporter Walter Robinson.
Oct. 29 2015 11:00 AMThe Terror of YureiJapanese haunted house attractions construct an intimate, immersive experience that will actually thrill you. 
Oct. 23 2015 12:36 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Dan Kois regrets the errors made in last week’s newsletter.
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.
Nov. 2 2015 2:07 PMA Banner Day for America’s Scariest StaircaseShadowing William Friedkin as Washington honors The Exorcist steps.
Nov. 2 2015 11:47 AMWriting Sci-Fi for the Stage—and the EarsThe author of The Message (and The Honeycomb Trilogy) presents his four rules for serialized drama.
Nov. 1 2015 8:31 PMAgainst SubtletyIt sucks.
Oct. 29 2015 11:03 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Oct. 26.
Oct. 26 2015 8:53 PMWalking Dead Podcast: “Thank You”Join our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
Oct. 22 2015 7:04 AMBartleby, the AudiobookIf you prefer not to read it, you can listen to Melville’s story in audio format.

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