Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson is a Slates music critic. 

Brow Beat
Aug. 19 2013 3:33 PMYou Should Be Listening to Sam Phillips. Start Here.
July 9 2013 12:37 PMHow to Fix the Magna Carta… Holy Grail AppFive patches that would have made Jay-Z’s album a better listen.
May 28 2013 3:31 PMWhy I Hate the NationalAnd how I decided it’s OK to hate the bands that I hate.  
The Music Club
Dec. 28 2011 12:56 PMThe Music Club, 2011Why was there so much whistling in pop this year?
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 10 2011 1:33 PMThe Culture Gabfest, "Hail Caesar" EditionListen to Slate's show about Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the state of the book review, and the return of the '90s.
The Music Club
Jan. 25 2011 12:33 PMThe Sound of the Obama Era
The Music Club
Dec. 17 2009 1:12 PMThe Wildness of Neko Case
The Music Club
Dec. 9 2009 1:07 PMThe Rise of the Singles
The Music Club
Dec. 20 2006 10:49 AMWaking Up New
Aug. 15 2013 2:07 PMThe Song of MidsummerSam Phillips’ Push Any Button is the perfect album for right now.
June 18 2013 5:28 PMGive Us Now Our Daily CroissantKanye West’s blasphemous, beguiling Yeezus.
The Music Club
Dec. 30 2011 2:07 PMThe Music Club, 2011Was Rebecca Black’s “Friday” the song of the year?
The Music Club
Dec. 21 2011 7:17 AMThe Music Club, 2011Drake’s just a classic passive-aggressive Canadian.
The Music Club
Jan. 27 2011 12:50 PMTitus Andronicus and Other Musical Artists Who Took Risks Last Year
The Music Club
Jan. 19 2011 5:40 PMTaylor Swift, M.I.A., Das Racist, Arcade Fire, and Other Great Listens of 2010
The Music Club
Dec. 14 2009 5:40 PMThe Definitive Sound of the Obama Years Has Yet To Emerge
Oct. 18 2007 5:53 PMThe Trouble With Indie RockIt's not just race. It's class.
The Music Club
Dec. 18 2006 3:48 PMWill the Real Justin Timberlake Please Stand Up?


Medical Examiner

Here’s Where We Stand With Ebola

Even experienced international disaster responders are shocked at how bad it’s gotten.

It’s Legal for Obama to Bomb Syria Because He Says It Is

Divestment Is Fine but Mostly Symbolic. There’s a Better Way for Universities to Fight Climate Change.

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

It Is Very Stupid to Compare Hope Solo to Ray Rice

Building a Better Workplace

In Defense of HR

Startups and small businesses shouldn’t skip over a human resources department.

Why Are Lighter-Skinned Latinos and Asians More Likely to Vote Republican?

How Ted Cruz and Scott Brown Misunderstand What It Means to Be an American Citizen

  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 12:43 PM Occupy Wall Street How can Hillary Clinton be both a limousine liberal and a Saul Alinsky radical?
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Head of Security Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 1:57 PM Would A Second Sarkozy Presidency End Marriage Equality in France?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 1:52 PM Tell Us What You Think About Slate Plus Help us improve our new membership program.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 2:31 PM 3 Simpsons Showrunners Reflect on New Fans and the “Classic Era” Myth
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 1:50 PM Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms Off of an iPhone Video.
  Health & Science
Sept. 23 2014 1:38 PM Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe? A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
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.