Calling All ViewersCritics really, really want you to watch Wonderfalls, a show with talking tchotchkes.
Please, Put Baby in the Corner!Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights has no rhythm. Plus, critical consensus on The Passion.
The Really Wild WestCritics are shocked by Deadwood's cussing, but it's a worthy addition to HBO's gritty legacy.
Forget LamborghinisWriters solve their midlife crises with a spate of confessional memoirs.
The Critics CritiquedTheir nastiest insults, most insightful reviews, and oddest fixations this year.
Paycheck Is WorthlessBut critics think Renée Zellweger is the queen of Cold Mountain.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
The Irritating Confidante John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s It really began at a girls’ reform school.
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
We Need More Ben Bradlees His relationship with John F. Kennedy shows what’s missing from today’s Washington journalism.
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Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.