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Overcooked

Action Bronson has all the ingredients of hip-hop greatness. Why does his major label debut taste funny?

March 25 2015 12:46 PMWhat We Were Watching: Guess WhoTen years ago this Bernie Mac comedy was No. 1 at the box office. Bernie Mac holds up! The social commentary does not.
March 20 2015 10:46 AMDavid O. Russell’s Lost MovieRussell abandoned Accidental Love in 2010. You can finally watch it—and see the link between his career nadir and his current winning streak.
March 18 2015 10:44 AMWhich Bad Novel Is Perfect for You?Reading, and voting on, the books of Amazon’s new Kindle Scout program.
Feb. 20 2015 3:22 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Justin Peters takes a tour around the magazine to celebrate his 10 years at Slate.
Feb. 20 2015 3:33 AMSo Brad Pitt Ate a Slice …How the pizza place Ellen ordered from at last year’s Oscars has parlayed its three minutes of fame.
Feb. 18 2015 9:01 AMI Can’t Believe I Used to Like That SongLike few movies before it, Boyhood captures the way we actually experience pop music.
Feb. 12 2015 7:21 PMWhat I’d Tell Brian WilliamsA few words of advice from someone who’s been there.
Feb. 5 2015 7:26 AMMy Secret Life as a Game Show ContestantEverything the Slate office asked me, Justin Peters, about my Millionaire appearance.
Jan. 28 2015 11:02 AM50 Shades of BeigeWhy The Americans’ set design is far less simple than it looks.
Jan. 26 2015 4:29 PMStorm a-Brewin’—Let’s Hit Trader Joe’s!Americans get way too excited about stocking up before a storm.
Jan. 14 2015 7:49 PMThis Isn’t WaterPutting David Foster Wallace onstage at the Public Theater.
Jan. 12 2015 11:56 PMThe Definition of a DictionaryMerriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of twerking and trolling, what should a dictionary look like? (And do we even need one?)
Jan. 1 2015 11:52 PMThe Rust Belt Theory of Low-Cost High CultureThe joys of taking advantage of once-grand cities’ still-grand cultural opportunities.
Dec. 29 2014 11:15 AMHomer and ISISWhat the author of the Iliad tells us about blood on the sand.
Dec. 25 2014 11:00 AMBuilding the New Sandy Hook ElementaryAn architect and a town design a school that embraces Newtown’s connection to the natural world.
March 23 2015 10:30 AMThe Week the ’60s Were BornMarch 20–28, 1965—50 years ago.
March 18 2015 11:28 AMUngratefulAs the long, strange trip nears its conclusion, two radio show hosts talk down disillusioned Deadheads.
Feb. 24 2015 3:51 AMMaking Music in the AnthropoceneHow should artists engage with times of crisis?
Feb. 20 2015 11:49 AMI, AudiophileI appreciate high-quality phono-cartridges. I recognize a good digital-to-analog converter. I care about the capacitors in my amplifier. I will not apologize for this. 
Feb. 18 2015 1:08 PMAll 60 Oscar-Nominated Films, RankedGuess how many Best Picture nominees are actually in the bottom 10!
Feb. 16 2015 12:19 PMTogether With the KuklapolitansIn the middle of the past century, a gentle crew of puppets united the TV watchers of America.
Feb. 12 2015 11:03 AMTerrorism Without TerrorThe Oscar-nominated Timbuktu quietly changes the way movies treat dangerous extremism.
Feb. 4 2015 11:45 PMI Wanted to Be a MillionaireHow failing colossally on a game show changed my life for the better.
Jan. 27 2015 2:24 PMTumbling Into the ScreenHow watching movies with my daughter changed the way I thought about film.
Jan. 26 2015 3:27 PMThe Longform GoodbyeWhen alternative publications shutter, their staffs don’t go so easily.
Jan. 13 2015 6:10 PMWhat Does “Unabridged” Even Mean Anymore?And four other questions Lexicon Valley’s Mike Vuolo asked Stefan Fatsis about his piece on the remaking of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Jan. 7 2015 1:57 PMLet Them Eat CakeHow a terrible Jennifer Aniston movie turned into this year’s Oscar Cinderella story.
Dec. 30 2014 1:28 PMBreathe Easily, White AmericaNetwork TV’s most popular Friday-night series, CBS’s Blue Bloods, perfectly caters to your perspective on the police.
Dec. 29 2014 9:45 AMA Collage of Usual MomentsWhat I learned by taking a photo of myself each day for the last five years.
Dec. 21 2014 8:31 PMSanta Claus Is Coming to Town, EventuallyHis magic sleigh journey is highly inefficient. So we made him a better itinerary.

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