Aisha Harris Aisha Harris

Aisha Harris is a Slate staff writer.

Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PMSkinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: Watch the First Trailer for The Gambler
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Oct. 22 2014 12:35 PMIKEA’s Shining Spoof Captures the Maze-Like Terror of Getting Lost in Its Stores
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Oct. 17 2014 4:27 PMWho Is the Intended Audience for Dear White People?
Oct. 16 2014 5:47 PMDear Dear White PeopleYou’re full of good ideas and righteous anger. I just wish you were funny, too.
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Oct. 15 2014 4:11 PMPrepare Yourself for a New Harry Potter Movie Trilogy
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Oct. 9 2014 3:34 PMThe Tomorrowland Trailer Is Unsurprisingly Mysterious and Pleasantly Intriguing
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Oct. 8 2014 5:17 PMA Female-Driven Ghostbusters Is Coming. For Real.
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Oct. 6 2014 11:12 AMJohn Oliver Considers the Dubious Police Practice Called Civil Asset Forfeiture
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Oct. 2 2014 3:06 PMOne of the Most Interesting Hip-Hop Artists Right Now? Childish Gambino.
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Oct. 1 2014 10:44 AMEveryone’s Favorite Bob’s Burgers Character Gets an Awesome Remix
Slate Picks
Sept. 30 2014 11:42 AMListen to Our September Music RoundupHot tracks from a cooler month, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Sept. 26 2014 3:06 PMA Snarky, Seemingly One-Note Character Is One of the Best Things About Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Sept. 25 2014 2:12 PMMichael Mann’s Next Movie Looks Like a More Stylish Version of The Net
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Sept. 24 2014 1:02 PMWatch Paul Simon Play a Gorgeous Cover of “Here Comes the Sun”
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Sept. 22 2014 11:32 AMSouth Park Takes on Washington’s NFL Team and Its Terrible Name
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Oct. 22 2014 2:03 PMHere’s What the Modern-Day Annie Remake Might Sound Like
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Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PMThe Simpsons Pays Tribute to Stanley Kubrick and Gives Us Homer as Sterling Archer
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Oct. 17 2014 2:43 PMIt Appears That Nicolas Cage Does Not Want You to See His New Movie
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Oct. 16 2014 11:14 AMThe Harrowing True Story That Inspired Moby-Dick Gets the Ron Howard Treatment
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Oct. 15 2014 1:16 PMWatch a Great Video Essay on the Hidden Side of Silence of the Lambs’ Most Famous Scene
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Oct. 9 2014 12:13 PMKey & Peele Reveals Just How Powerful and Unsettling Steve Urkel Really Was
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?
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Oct. 3 2014 11:21 AMFiona Apple Wrote a TV Theme Song and It’s Beautiful
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Oct. 2 2014 11:35 AMFlying Lotus and Kendrick Lamar’s New Video Is Somehow Both Creepy and Joyful
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Sept. 30 2014 2:56 PMWhat Was Changed and What Was Omitted in David Fincher’s Gone Girl Adaptation
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Sept. 30 2014 11:38 AMTim & Eric Brought Their Twisted Minds—and Jeff Goldblum—to This Bizarre Light Bulb Ad
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? 
Brow Beat
Sept. 24 2014 4:14 PMLiam Neeson Really Likes His Phone
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Sept. 24 2014 9:00 AMKey & Peele Brings Back Obama, Who Talks to Black and White Voters Very … Differently
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?




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.