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The Spin Doctor

How one casting director made Dancing With the Stars the leader in celebrity image rehabilitation.

May 19 2016 5:51 AMThe SingingBehind the scenes as one of America’s most innovative opera companies adapts a Stephen King (and Stanley Kubrick) classic.
May 16 2016 3:21 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 4.
May 11 2016 9:30 AMRebels With BowsWhile the cello may sound stately and dignified, cellists are often anything but.
May 5 2016 1:37 PMWhat Should We Read Next?Help us choose the next book in a Year of Great Books.
May 3 2016 11:39 AMIn Praise of Social Media MourningThe death of a major artist reveals what’s best about Twitter and Facebook, not what’s worst.
April 26 2016 1:03 AMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of every episode.
April 9 2016 5:31 PMGay Talese’s Other ProblemThe writer’s latest New Yorker piece is far more troubling than his sexist comments.
April 4 2016 10:58 AMWhite DreadA personal history of black hair and white people who gotta have it.
March 16 2016 8:29 AMYear of Great Books: About Tristram Shandy Read what Will and Laura learned from reading Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
March 10 2016 4:26 PMAbout Tristram ShandyEverything we learned about humor, satire, and leading a good life from Laurence Sterne’s digressive masterpiece.
March 9 2016 4:59 PMMarcia, Marcia, Marcia ClarkThe former prosecutor discusses the latest episode of The People v. O.J. Simpson and her problems with the show’s source material.
March 6 2016 11:22 PMThe Downton Abbey PodcastA spoiler-filled discussion of the series finale.
Feb. 28 2016 11:01 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 11.
Feb. 25 2016 5:21 AMIn Defense of Small TalkIt’s not shallow, boring, or offensive. It’s a crucial social lubricant as valuable as wine or laughter.
Feb. 21 2016 10:02 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
May 18 2016 1:48 PMGrowing Up BrontëThe productive, creative childhood of the Brontë sisters and how it influenced Jane Eyre.
May 11 2016 12:47 PMWhit Stillman, Meet Jane AustenThe Metropolitan filmmaker’s great new movie reveals he has less in common with the author than fans might expect.
May 9 2016 2:05 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 3.
May 4 2016 10:23 AMAbout Jane EyreEverything Slate’s Year of Great Books learned about love, identity, and feminism from Charlotte Brontë’s realist masterwork.
May 2 2016 3:41 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussions of every episode.
April 14 2016 1:42 PMThe Favreauteur TheoryIron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is the ghost in the highly lucrative machine.
April 5 2016 5:30 AMA Hamilton Skeptic on Why the Show Isn’t As Revolutionary As It Seems“It’s still white history. And no amount of casting people of color disguises the fact that they’re erasing people of color from the actual narrative.”
March 24 2016 1:49 PMIn Defense of the Trend PieceIt’s a rich, exuberant, entertaining form, not an affront to serious journalism.
March 13 2016 10:02 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 13.
March 10 2016 5:47 AMThe Jody GrindThe secret history of my name.
March 8 2016 1:07 PMThe Internet’s Most WantedA kitschy, satisfying new series uses the tools of TV true crime to illustrate online abuse.
March 6 2016 11:17 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 12.
Feb. 25 2016 12:21 PMThe Revenant Is TerribleAlmost as terrible as the fact it’s going to win Best Picture!
Feb. 22 2016 5:46 AMThe Big Short Is Adam McKay’s Second-Best FilmHis greatest achievement remains Step Brothers.
Feb. 19 2016 5:47 PMThe Life of Pablo Is an Attack on the Very Idea of the AlbumHas Kanye West turned against his once-favorite art form?

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