Conducting Business

Orchestras must fight to stay relevant in 2016. But is hiring a youthful maestro enough? 

Feb. 2 2016 9:30 AMThe Curious Case of the Self-Loathing Lit-Fic Book TrailerThe art of self-deprecation meets the business of publishing.
Jan. 21 2016 6:25 PMHow Meteorologists Are Feeling Right NowTired, and giddy.
Jan. 15 2016 9:30 AMThe Emotional Manipulations of Making a MurdererWeeks after finishing it, I’ve found myself enraged by this series for reasons I didn’t anticipate.
Jan. 13 2016 10:00 AMThe Mesmerizing Power of Helen MirrenShe couldn’t sing, but she was still perfect as the intimidating, sardonic rock star of my 1975 play, Teeth ’n’ Smiles.
Jan. 8 2016 4:21 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Marie Kondo isn’t a tedious fad, Tristram Shandy isn’t a short book, and everything’s more complicated than you think. 
Dec. 31 2015 11:38 AMOur Favorite Reads of 2015Slate writers and editors pick their favorite stories from around the Web.
Dec. 24 2015 11:45 AMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 21.
Dec. 21 2015 11:00 AMThe Rise of the Singing Christmas TreeHundreds of people! Thousands of lights! Flying angels! Fireworks! Sequins! The megachurch extravaganzas explained.
Dec. 18 2015 1:41 PMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?Read or do not read all of these articles. There is no try.
Dec. 17 2015 4:12 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 14.
Dec. 14 2015 8:35 AMThe Voice From AboveThe Messiah has arrived, and he’s on the increasingly religious reality singing show The Voice.
Dec. 10 2015 6:27 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Dec. 7.
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?
Jan. 27 2016 5:30 AMWhat Errol Morris Thinks of Making a MurdererThe master documentarian on our true-crime fascination and the lessons of The Thin Blue Line.
Jan. 21 2016 12:34 PMA Conversation With Pete WellsThe New York Times’ restaurant critic on puncturing pretension in fine dining, the rise of foodie-ism, and why nothing tastes better than Oreos.
Jan. 14 2016 3:25 PM“I Just Want to Be As Flexible As Air, As Light”Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling on giving herself over completely.
Jan. 11 2016 7:38 AMThe Downton Abbey PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 2.
Jan. 7 2016 4:45 PMThe Reading ListStories we liked from around the Web for the week of Jan. 4.
Dec. 25 2015 11:33 AMWhat Happened at Slate This Week?I read somber things and I read festive things.
Dec. 24 2015 9:02 AMThe Man Who Told A Christmas StoryWhat I learned from Jean Shepherd.
Dec. 21 2015 5:57 AMA Conversation With Michael LewisThe best-selling Big Short author on how journalism is like acting, Margot Robbie in a bathtub, and why movie stars are not nearly as handsome in real life.
Dec. 18 2015 5:56 AMStar Wars Showerheads. Star Wars Underwear. Star Wars Everything.I bought it all.
Dec. 15 2015 2:04 PMHappy 10th Anniversary to the Slate Political Gabfest!But good luck figuring out what date we should celebrate.
Dec. 13 2015 8:15 PMStar Wars Is a Postmodern MasterpieceHow George Lucas spliced together Westerns, jidaigeki, space adventure serials, fairy tales, dogfighting movies, and Casablanca to create Hollywood’s first world-conquering collage.
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.