Metallica: Through the NeverThe band’s new concert/adventure film really could have used more zombie policemen and perforated lasers.
That's DarkFrom The Dark Knight to Mountain Dew Dark Berry to Woolite Extra Dark Care: How darkness took over our culture.
We’re Living in a Golden Age of Documentary FilmmakingBut you’d never know it from watching the Oscars.
Look at Me, I'm Acting Here!12 high-wire performances that pandered to the academy but didn't even get a nomination.
How To Win an Oscar Without Saying a WordEight great silent performances from the sound era.
The U2 ParadoxNever has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful.
I'd Like To Thank My Co-StarCelebrating the quiet performances that make loud, Oscar-winning ones possible.
Johnny Depp's Adventures in Gender-BendingSwishy pirates, reclusive bachelors, Victorian dandies, and now a foppish hatter.
Why Did It Take 12 Years To Make Avatar?James Cameron, George Lucas, Sylvester Stallone, and other directors who took a really longtime between movies.
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Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race The Whiteness Project underscores why there is so little empathy between whites and blacks.
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Dawn Patrol Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s critically important 5 a.m. wake-up call on voting rights.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Senior editor David Haglund shares what intrigued him at the magazine.
An All-Female Mission to Mars As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.
Bio-Inspiration Is Finally Delivering Inventions Based on Porcupines, Parasites, and Of Course Geckos