Alex Ross

Alex Ross is the music critic of The New Yorker. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, has just been published.

Dialogues
Nov. 7 2007 11:50 AMHere Time Becomes Space
Dialogues
Nov. 5 2007 2:39 PMCrazy Modern Music
The Book Club
Oct. 19 2004 2:20 PMPreserving the Past
Books
July 1 1998 3:30 AMRegarding HitlerWhat was with that guy, anyway?
Books
Jan. 8 1998 3:30 AMThe Emperor of Ice-CreamThe prankster poetry of Wallace Stevens.
Movies
Nov. 9 1997 3:30 AMThe James PerplexIt shouldn't be so hard to film his books.
Books
May 22 1997 3:30 AMLove BombThe mysterious motives of Hitler's would-be assassin.
Television
April 30 1997 3:30 AMHeartbreak HotelThe Shining, the remake.
Movies
Nov. 6 1996 3:30 AMLeonardo and JulietHollywood's sultriest young actor, Shakespeare's steamiest romance.
Television
Oct. 8 1996 3:30 AMLenoismA Theory of Jay.
Books
Jan. 24 1997 3:30 AMAuto-da-féKlaus Kinski's self-immolating screed.
Dialogues
Nov. 6 2007 11:14 AMSurfing the Internet Sends Me Into a Spiral of Despair
Dialogues
Nov. 4 2007 7:34 AMWhat Pop and Jazz Do Classical Listeners Like?
The Book Club
Oct. 18 2004 11:12 AMIs He Kidding About Chekhov?
Movies
March 8 1998 3:30 AMBogus NightsThe immorality of indie film.
Books
Dec. 3 1997 3:30 AMHollywood BabylonDominick Dunne, Gary Indiana, and the whole shebang.
Movies
June 22 1997 3:30 AMThe Schumacher HypothesisCan the director of Batman & Robin be said to have an oeuvre?
Books
May 14 1997 3:30 AMKeystone NazisThe German resistance considered as farce.
Dialogues
Dec. 21 1996 3:30 AMIs Clint Eastwood God?
Articles
Oct. 26 1996 3:30 AMWaiting for Nov. 5The candidates, à la Beckett.
Movies
Sept. 10 1996 3:30 AMIsland of Lost AuteursWhat the hell happened to John Frankenheimer?

TODAY IN SLATE

Jurisprudence

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your children is perfectly legal. 

Ken Burns on Why Teddy Roosevelt Would Never Get Elected in 2014

Cops Briefly Detain Django Unchained Actress Because They Thought She Was a Prostitute

Minimalist Cocktail Posters Make Mixing Drinks a Cinch

How the Apple Watch Will Annoy Us

A glowing screen attached to someone else’s wrist is shinier than all but the blingiest of jewels.

Books

Rainbow Parties and Sex Bracelets

Where teenage sex rumors come from—and why they’re bad for parents and kids.

Books

You Had to Be There

What we can learn from things that used to be funny.

Legendary Critic Greil Marcus Measures and Maps Rock History Through 10 Unlikely Songs

Catfish Creator Nev Schulman’s Book Is Just Like Him: Self-Deluded and Completely Infectious

Behold
Sept. 12 2014 5:54 PM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 12 2014 6:07 PM Steve Southerland’s Remarks Should Spur Florida Women to Vote
  Business
The Juice
Sept. 12 2014 3:40 PM Ford’s Big Gamble It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.
  Life
Inside Higher Ed
Sept. 13 2014 8:38 AM “You’re More Than Just a Number” Goucher College goes transcript-free in admissions.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 12 2014 4:05 PM Life as an NFL Wife: “He's the Star. Keep Him Happy.”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 12 2014 5:55 PM “Do You Know What Porn Is?” Conversations with Dahlia Lithwick’s 11-year-old son.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 14 2014 7:10 PM Watch Michael Winslow Perform Every Part of “Whole Lotta Love” With Just His Voice
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 12 2014 3:53 PM We Need to Pass Legislation on Artificial Intelligence Early and Often
  Health & Science
New Scientist
Sept. 14 2014 8:38 AM Scientific Misconduct Should Be a Crime It’s as bad as fraud or theft, only potentially more dangerous.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 11 2014 7:29 PM Why Is Terrell Suggs Still in the NFL? Like his teammate Ray Rice, the Ravens linebacker was accused of beating up his wife. But in his case, there was no video.