Justin Bieber Is More Popular Than He’s Ever Been. Like, Beatles-Level Popular. Here’s Why.
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 It’s Too Soon for Mitt Romney to Endorse Marco Rubio He should wait until that endorsement would do the most good.
Flicker Off, Flicker On LED bulbs were once pricey and easy to ignore. They’re about to become the standard. And it will happen very, very quickly.
Apple Is Killing Some iPhones Repaired by Third Parties. But There’s Sort of a Good Reason.
Peyton Manning, You’re Our Only Hope How the NFL’s model citizen could end the NFL’s dumb war on drugs.