Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Aug. 12 2014 8:04 PMThe Rules of Twitter GriefTen lessons about micro-mourning without antagonizing your followers.
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July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
July 30 2014 3:35 PMNew Trailer for Interstellar Finally Takes Us Through the Wormhole
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July 24 2014 9:09 PMNew Photo of Ben Affleck’s Batman Reveals He Needs to Shave
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July 24 2014 12:41 PMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’70s Hits by Just Their First Second?
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July 22 2014 12:14 PMSpoon’s New Single Is Gorgeous
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July 18 2014 12:38 PMThe World’s Fastest Way to Tie Your Shoes, Explained in a 30-Second Video
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July 16 2014 8:21 PMMichael Giacchino’s Planet of the Apes Score Has Finally Taken It Too Far
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July 15 2014 1:42 PMEvaluating Weird Al’s Rules of Usage in His New “Word Crimes” Video
Behind the Scenes
July 14 2014 9:43 AM“There’s Really Nothing to Be Ashamed About Anymore”Two Brow Beat bloggers chat about guilty pleasures and the mysteries of taste.
July 11 2014 4:35 PMPop Goes the WorldEven a history of pop can’t help but skew toward rock.
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July 9 2014 2:00 PMThe Mockingjay Lives in New Hunger Games Teaser
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July 7 2014 12:39 PMThe Joint Before the Joint: Spike Lee’s Greatest Opening Credit Sequences
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June 27 2014 5:38 PMIs Snowpiercer Bong Joon-ho's Greatest Movie Yet? Two Slate Writers Discuss.
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June 26 2014 8:03 AMWhat If Modern TV Dramas Had Classic Theme Songs? A Quiz.
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Aug. 11 2014 8:39 PMThe Role That Defined Robin Williams for Another Generation
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July 31 2014 9:03 AMThe Democratic Party’s Newest Trick for Raising Funds From Supporters: Emojis
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July 28 2014 9:32 AMKatniss Is Ready to Fight in Teaser for New Hunger Games
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July 24 2014 2:26 PMDoes It Matter That the Science in Lucy Is Preposterous? Three Critics Discuss.
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July 23 2014 1:48 PMSad Jack White Is the New Sad Kanye Is the New Sad Keanu
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July 21 2014 5:33 PMSpike Lee Edits Footage of Eric Garner’s Death Together With the Killing of Radio Raheem
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July 17 2014 12:27 PMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’80s Hits by Just Their First Second?
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July 15 2014 6:52 PMHow They Blew Up That Head in Scanners
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July 14 2014 6:01 PMWatch Rare Footage of Prince Recording “Purple Rain”
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July 11 2014 6:18 PMThe Boyhood FAQ: All Your Questions About How Richard Linklater Made His New Movie, Answered
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July 11 2014 11:08 AMDana Carvey Returned With an Orchestral Version of “Choppin’ Broccoli”
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July 9 2014 10:39 AMThe Visual Effects That Give Game of Thrones Its Stunning Backdrops
June 27 2014 6:51 PMTransformers: Age of ExtinctionTwo Slate staffers try—and fail—to explain what happens in the franchise’s fourth film.
Brow Beat
June 27 2014 11:06 AMYes, We’ve Been Guilty of the Critical Cliché Skewered in They Came Together
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June 25 2014 9:29 AMBrad Pitt Is Back in the Killin’ Nazi Business in the Trailer for Fury




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

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

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


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.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 30 2014 11:51 PM Should You Freeze Your Eggs? An egg freezing party is not a great place to find answers to this or other questions.
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.