Touchin’ Me, Touchin’ You
Manilow, Midler, Diamond, Streisand: The last days of the great American showpeople.
Joy and Sadness and Fear and Hope and Disappointment and Envy and ShameI’ve spent my life trying to represent the emotions inside children’s heads. The only thing I wanted from Inside Out was more of them.
The Genius of the Super Mario Bros. “Game Over” ThemeHow Koji Kondo composed the first true video game score.
The Greatest Pie Fight in Cinematic History Has Been FoundA Laurel and Hardy reel thought lost for decades is discovered.
Rupert and RogerThe 21st Century Fox baron is stepping back from his empire. The one thing that definitely won’t change is Fox News.
“We Just Keep Trying to Beat Every Show With the Funny Stick Until It’s Funny”A conversation with Dan Povenmire and Swampy Marsh as Phineas and Ferb approaches the final day of summer.
Why ClickHole Is the Best Thing on the InternetFor the unconvinced, here’s a collection of the best ClickHole stories.
I Sued the Grateful DeadI was wrongfully barred from the 8/14/71 show, a legendary scorcher. I demanded to be made whole.
Waimanalo BluesThe political and cultural pitfalls into which Cameron Crowe’s Aloha tumbles go far beyond poor Allison Ng.
Geeking OutI write about some of the uglier aspects of humanity. Sometimes escapism is exactly what I need.
Supreme Court Blogs, TV Recaps, and Wikipedia What a legal-affairs writer visits on the Internet more than 20 times a month.
Finding Sadness in JoyA parent grapples with Inside Out’s quietly revolutionary message about children’s emotions.
The One Thing Missing From Fox News’ Coverage of the Charleston ShootingAlmost any honest acknowledgement of racism.
How Much Turbulence Is Too Much Turbulence? The Slate staff’s questions about flying answered by British Airways pilot Mark Vanhoenacker.
“A Place, Not a Conveyance”The design, power, and cockpit foot heaters that make the 747 feel like home to pilots.
After AltamontAs their world was spinning apart, the Rolling Stones made one of the greatest albums in rock ’n’ roll history.
What Fury Road’s Furiosa Really Owes to Alien’s Ellen RipleyCritics have leapt to call out similarities between the two characters. Are they right?