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.
The U.S. Isn’t Just Failing to Protect Electronics Workers From Toxic Substances. Their Kids Are Suffering, Too.
The Rockets’ Red, White, and Blue Glare How did fireworks become America’s Fourth of July pastime?
The XX Factor
The Latest Battle for Religious Women: Quran Recitation Apps That Don’t Include Female Voices
What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of June 29, curated by Slate writers and editors.
Proudly Hailed “The Star-Spangled Banner” is militaristic, syntactically garbled, and impossible to sing. It’s perfect.
The Digital Demagogue The Greek prime minister’s faceoff with Europe is something new: a bold, imperfect, high-velocity form of mass democracy made possible by the Internet.