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The BabadookA terrifyingly great horror movie about motherhood from Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent.
Code UnbrokenThe Imitation Game tells the story of Alan Turing but shies away from its hero’s complexities.
Ornithologist, Philatelist, Philanthropist, CreepSteve Carell plays sinister billionaire John E. du Pont in Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher.
Is Interstellar a Visionary Masterpiece, or Just Visionary Baloney? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
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The Culture Gabfest “Live From Boston” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest, live from Boston! On Birdman, “Sexiest [X] Alive” profiles, and poetry with Robert Pinsky.
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The Culture Gabfest “How Could You?” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on the downfall of Bill Cosby, the legacy of Mike Nichols, and what the critics are thankful for this year.
Love Among the RuinsTeen romance and armed insurrection make strange bedfellows in Mockingjay Part I.
Hang Up And Listen
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The Jon Stewart MovieTrying to set aside my love for The Daily Show while evaluating Rosewater.
Marvel’s Coming for Your KidsBig Hero 6 is pretty good—at grooming its young audience to love live-action comic book blockbusters for life.
Cosmic ReliefIn The Theory of Everything, Stephen Hawking’s marriage is as complex as the universe.
The Culture Gabfest “Watching the Watchers Do the Watching” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Citizenfour, Jane the Virgin, and the unseen workers keeping your social media feeds clean.
Force MajeureWatch this brilliant and pitiless critique of marriage and masculinity with someone you love.
The Culture Gabfest “Find Your Biatch” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Serial, Dan Pashman’s Eat More Better, and Zadie Smith’s essay “Find Your Beach.”
Party Animal He’s a former poker pro, motivational speaker, and YouTube celebrity. Now he’s leading Florida’s Republican Party.
The XX Factor
UVA Sorority Sisters Banned From Frat Parties to Punish Them for Being Potential Rape Victims
Listen to Our January Music Roundup Beat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Is Snapchat Really Confusing, or Am I Just Old? A 32-year-old’s hopeless quest to understand America’s fastest-growing social app.
Rule Breakers What the Seahawks’ “Legion of Boom” has in common with the last Patriots championship team.