The Mommy Trap

Four recent horror movies by women explore the most troubling aspects of motherhood.

Nov. 17 2014 11:22 AM“Where West Baltimore Brings Its Dead”That’s how you know Leakin Park from Serial and The Wire. But it’s more than that.
Nov. 12 2014 4:21 PMMusic of the SpheresIn Interstellar, Hans Zimmer scores the universe.
Oct. 31 2014 10:35 AMCurtain Up! Get the Rights!Choosing the 16 greatest musicals of Broadway’s Golden Age.
Oct. 24 2014 3:31 PMThe Devil Behind the DumpsterMulholland Drive, like the best horror films, gets at the most unsettling of existential fears.
Oct. 24 2014 12:51 PMLight Emotional SharingAmy Poehler joins the famous women’s comedy/memoir/advice-book club.
Oct. 23 2014 1:46 PMThe Real Secret of SerialHas Sarah Koenig made up her mind yet? 
Oct. 22 2014 11:52 PMThe Ebola StoryHow our minds build narratives out of disaster.
Oct. 20 2014 3:22 PMNow Is the Time to InventThe legacy (and the return) of Sleater-Kinney, which was once the best rock band in America.
Oct. 15 2014 4:56 PMGnarly Birthday, High Times!Forty years in, can an outlaw magazine survive the mainstreaming of pot?
Oct. 10 2014 8:57 AMManifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.
Oct. 8 2014 11:57 AMPatterns and PanelsHow comics portray psychological illness.
Oct. 8 2014 8:42 AMThe United States of Dunkin’ DonutsWhat America would look like if our state borders were based on fast-food density.
Oct. 7 2014 10:03 AMGlavineland and QuisenberriaA new U.S. map based on where baseball players were born.
Oct. 5 2014 10:06 PMThe New United States of AmericaState borders were drawn in the distant past. Is it time to reimagine our map?
Sept. 25 2014 4:31 PMHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Denzel? How did the best film actor of his generation end up playing badasses in action movies? 
Nov. 14 2014 9:58 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Now Forrest Wickman knows what “freemium” means. And sundry other lessons from his week.
Nov. 6 2014 2:19 PMWhy Taylor Swift Is the Super Bowl of PopIn the music industry today, there’s the 1 percent, and there’s everybody else.
Oct. 30 2014 1:06 PMWhy Do Zombies Lumber?Two neuroscientists explain why zombies have so much trouble walking.
Oct. 24 2014 3:23 PMNotes on FringeHippie fashion is back for men. Is that a good thing?
Oct. 23 2014 6:07 PMDevil in a TrenchcoatWill the new NBC series bring Constantine into the mainstream, or ruin the character forever?
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PMThe Actual World“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Oct. 22 2014 9:54 AMThe Simpsons World App Is Finally HereI feel like a kid in some kind of a store.
Oct. 20 2014 10:15 AMThe City Where Grown-Ups LiveMy childhood fantasies of New York involved eating takeout Chinese food after a grueling day at the office. 
Oct. 14 2014 7:10 AMWhat’s the Most Ethical Way to Eat Snack Mix?The experts weigh in.
Oct. 9 2014 10:10 AMYes More DramaThe deep and unique pleasure of reading plays.
Oct. 8 2014 9:33 AMAll Your Life, Charlie Brown. All Your Life.The complete history of Lucy’s pulling the football away.
Oct. 7 2014 4:54 PMWhy Aren’t We Talking About Chadwick Boseman?Chadwick Boseman is electrifying as the Godfather of Soul. Where’s his Oscar buzz?
Oct. 6 2014 11:37 PMDo You Want to Build a Franchise?Disney’s Frozen takes over ABC’s Once Upon a Time/the universe.
Oct. 2 2014 9:08 AMDemons Are RealA horror movie goes behind the scenes on an Intervention-like reality show.
Sept. 18 2014 4:00 PMWhen The Cosby Show Got “Very Special”Why were The Cosby Show’s Very Special Episodes so much better than every other ’80s sitcom’s?