Without the BeatlesThe three strange Lennon-McCartney hits that went to No. 1 without Lennon or McCartney—and what they tell us about the secret to recording a smash.
The Culture Gabfest “Quinquennial Strut” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Love & Mercy, songs of summer, and Summer Strut 2015.
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2014Entry 4: The bad news: Artist “loyalty” is over. The good news: Hits are as varied as ever.
Why Taylor Swift Is the Super Bowl of PopIn the music industry today, there’s the 1 percent, and there’s everybody else.
The “Primitively Motivating Music” Bonus SegmentThe Culture Gabfest hosts on what music makes them sweat.
The “Very First Concert I Ever Attended” Bonus SegmentDana, Julia, and Chris discuss their musical firsts, Bob Dylan, and more.
Listen to Our October Music RoundupYour autumn playlist to put on repeat, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Why Did It Take More Than a Year to Charge the Officer Who Shot Laquan McDonald? A former prosecutor, now running to be Cook County state’s attorney, decries Chicago’s crawl to justice.
Tale of the Tape My family wants to screen an old home movie of them being horrible to me at Christmas.
How Does the Head of HR Work? Read what L.V. Anderson asked Kevin Fanning about his experience in human resources departments—from startup companies to more hierarchical environments.
How Much Did the Pentagon Pay Your Favorite Sports Team for Its Patriotism? Find Out With This Chart.