“Not Some Secretary From Brooklyn”Matthew Weiner’s great subject wasn’t masculine self-invention or the advertising business or the 1960s—it was women in the workplace.
Does Don Draper Believe in Love?The seven-season evolution of his—and Mad Men’s—relationship to romance.
Everyone Misunderstood Arsenio HallHe could have brought some much-needed diversity to late night. Here’s why his comeback failed.
More Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
A Song of Ice and Sometimes Different StuffIn its fifth season, Game of Thrones is at its best when it diverges from the books completely.
“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
YoungerTV Land’s new series shows us just how fully the TV premise “millennials in Brooklyn” has jumped the shark.
The “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
The 10 Greatest Shots in Mad Men’s Seven-Season RunSaying goodbye to the most beautiful series on TV.
Is Don Draper Worth It?A Harvard Business School professor writes up the troubled ad man as an HBS case study.
What Did Mad Men Really Tell Us About American History?I’m one year older than Sally Draper. In the end, here’s how Matthew Weiner got the ’60s right.
David Letterman Raised MeHis subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.
Louie Season 5Don’t be fooled by tonight’s slapstick-y episode: This season is darker—and smarter—than ever.
How Black-ish Earned the Right to Call Itself Black-ishIn its first season, the sitcom has more than earned its provocative name.
The Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
Racial Stereotypes Can Be FunnyThe critics of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aren’t wrong. But they are missing the point.