Quentin TarantinoHas one of the most overrated directors of the '90s become one of the most underrated of the aughts?
On the OffensiveAfter Brüno, Hollywood depictions of gays may never be the same. That's a good thing.
Fugue InterstateLost Highway—the O.J. Simpson story by way of Vertigo as imagined by David Lynch—finally comes to DVD.
David Lynch Goes DigitalWhy Inland Empire is better on your TV than it was on the big screen.
Up in the AirA slick Hollywood star vehicle dressed up by a mediocre filmmaker to look like an emblematic chronicle of our tough economic times.
What, Exactly, Is Slumdog Millionaire?Is it a) a portrait of the real India, b) a Bollywood-style melodrama, c) a fairy tale, or d) a stylishly shot collection of clichés?
Bigger, Louder, More FrogsHow Paul Thomas Anderson sets himself apart from Hollywood's other wunderkinds.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.
Of Flying Squirrels and Yard Goats Meet the branding geniuses behind some of minor league baseball’s craziest logos and mascots.