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.
Procedural Purgatory It’s time to stop asking when Loretta Lynch will be confirmed and start wondering if she ever will be.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Is This Thing On? The fierce debate over whether we should try to contact extraterrestrial life or wait for aliens to contact us.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash