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.
Déjà Blue New York City’s largest police union thinks it’s under attack by de Blasio. It’s felt that way about every mayor.
Forget Santa. You Should Celebrate La Befana. Because what Christmas needs is a wine drinking witch.
Slate Voice: “Santa Should Not Be a White Man Anymore” Aisha Harris reads her piece on giving St. Nick a makeover.
The Museum of Second Novels Artifacts of sophomore books from the authors on the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List.
Space: The Next Generation
The Venus Express Will Go Out in a Burst of Glory I was cheap labor on a thrifty mission to our nearest planet.
Ronald Reagan Is Kobe Bryant The best NBA analogues for George Washington, Warren G. Harding, Barack Obama, and every other president.