Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman is the former arts editor of NPR and Salon. More at

Brow Beat
Nov. 4 2011 11:21 AMDead Dads and Air Conditioning: Last Night's Community
Oct. 4 2011 6:04 PMThe Boring BeatleMartin Scorsese's new documentary neuters George Harrison.
Sept. 7 2011 7:25 AMDisaster MoviesThe four brilliant 9/11 films that get overlooked.
July 28 2011 11:20 AMDoubleX Gabfest: The Goodbye Amy EditionListen to Slate's show about the Oslo killer's misogyny, Amy Winehouse's death, and "the pill" for men.
July 8 2011 6:16 PMGroundhog DecadeHollywood is about to repeat the catastrophic mistakes of the music industry.
April 19 2011 11:55 AMLester Bangs' BasementWhat it means to have all music instantly available.
Low Concept
Nov. 5 2010 7:15 AMPlease Allow Me To Correct a Few ThingsImagine if Mick Jagger responded to Keith Richards about his new autobiography.
Summary Judgment
March 26 1999 3:30 AM
The Music Club
March 6 1999 3:30 AMFemale Rockers
Brow Beat
Oct. 28 2011 4:11 PM

How NBC's Community Deconstructed the Horror Genre

Sept. 22 2011 2:44 PMR.E.M.'s RevolutionHow a post-punk band from Georgia changed rock 'n' roll forever.
Aug. 25 2011 10:55 AMTonight's CommunityThe most insanely self-referential 22 minutes in sitcom history.
July 26 2011 4:30 PMAmy WinehouseWhy her music will last.
April 27 2011 3:15 PMSteve Carell's Achievement He made TheOffice bleaker, funnier, and more sadly American.
Feb. 11 2011 3:45 PMWhy I Hate the GrammysThe secret committee that alters the membership's nominations, for starters. But there are plenty of other reasons.
Summary Judgment
June 1 1999 10:35 PMHitchens Bites Clinton
The Book Club
June 30 1999 12:18 AM


Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Brow Beat
Sept. 21 2014 2:00 PM Colin Farrell Will Star in True Detective’s Second Season
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.