Elbert Ventura

Elbert Ventura is managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas.

Oct. 18 2012 7:15 AMThe Return of Leos CaraxHoly Motors—one of the best movies of the year—will make you long for the movies the French auteur never made.
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Sept. 13 2011 1:00 PMThe Magnificent AmbersonsOrson Welles' original version may be lost to history, but even the compromised studio cut is a masterpiece—and it's finally on DVD.
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Feb. 1 2011 10:15 AMNight Catches UsA criminally overlooked film about the legacy of the Black Power movement.
Summer Movies
July 29 2010 10:03 AMSave Paul RuddHollywood is squandering one of its greatest comedic resources.
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Nov. 11 2009 7:11 AMShadowsJohn Cassavetes' startling directorial debut changed American movies forever.
Jan. 29 2009 6:49 AMDown and Out, Not in Beverly HillsFrozen River, Wendy and Lucy, and other great new movies about America's poor.
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Aug. 5 2008 5:53 AMCandid CamelotRobert Drew's documentaries captured the Kennedy mystique—and changed presidential politics forever.
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Dec. 26 2007 12:02 PMGo East, Young Man Two-Lane Blacktop was supposed to be the next Easy Rider. But it went in a different direction.
Feb. 23 2012 8:00 AMPalm Tree of LifeThe sneaky profundity of The Descendants.
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April 7 2011 10:20 AMThe WandererWith Meek's Cutoff, Kelly Reichardt makes the case that she deserves to be considered among the best American filmmakers.
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Nov. 9 2010 10:12 AMThe Greatest One-Off in Movie HistoryThe Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton's only film, influenced Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee, and the Coen brothers.
Feb. 18 2010 11:52 AMAging BullHas the fight gone out of Martin Scorsese?
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May 21 2009 6:41 AMThe Ubiquitous AndersonThe Brothers Bloom and the problem of Wes Anderson's pervasive influence.
Oct. 16 2008 6:57 AMBush on FilmHollywood's eight-year romance with the 43rd president.
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Jan. 7 2008 7:33 AMZodiacFile it under: serial killer flick/brief on behalf of a just, liberal society.
Summer Movies
June 27 2007 12:47 PMThe Original TarantinoHow Sergio Leone ushered in our borderless pop culture.



The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

The Ludicrous Claims Women Are Pitched at “Egg Freezing Parties”

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM An Up-Close Look at the U.S.–Mexico Border
  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PM Don’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
Business Insider
Oct. 1 2014 12:21 PM How One Entrepreneur Is Transforming Blood Testing
The Eye
Oct. 1 2014 1:04 PM An Architectural Crusade Against the Tyranny of Straight Lines
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 1:01 PM Can Activists Save Reyhaneh Jabbari?  
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 10:54 AM “I Need a Pair of Pants That Won’t Bore Me to Death” Troy Patterson talks about looking sharp, flat-top fades, and being Slate’s Gentleman Scholar.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 12:26 PM Where Do I Start With Leonard Cohen?
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AM Watch a Crowd Go Wild When Steve Jobs Moves a Laptop in This 1999 Demonstration of WiFi
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 12:01 PM Rocky Snow
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.