Gordon Willis’ Enduring Mark on HollywoodThe legendary cinematographer of The Godfather and Manhattan has died.
The Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 4The “sometimes they’re stoic while killing people and sometimes they’re stoic while stealing babies” edition.
The Reddit ReckoningOne year after turning up false clues in the Boston-bombing manhunt, the site’s users have done some soul-searching.
From Single to Double to TripleThe evolution of the jump in women’s figure skating, from 1936 to 2014.
Holiday Parties for the Ambitiously LazyAnchovy toasts, rosemary simple syrup, and more low-maintenance saviors.
You Need One Special Piece of Equipment to Make Amazing FrostingFluffy, spreadable, delicious frosting is not just a lie propagated in Betty Crocker commercials.
Cool MovesFrom Al Jolson to Channing Tatum, how dancing in the movies creates—and commodifies—cool.
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Can’t Take a Joke My family mercilessly teases to show affection, but my boyfriend doesn’t get it.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.