Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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June 10 2014 12:03 PMHear Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy Play 12 New Songs
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June 9 2014 11:11 AMListen to a Surprise New Album From Death Grips and Björk
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June 6 2014 9:53 AMTom Cruise Sure Does Ride Motorcycles
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June 3 2014 9:06 AM“Where the Streets Have No Name,” Mapped
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May 28 2014 4:10 PMThe Long Takes of Louie, the Most Cinematic Show on TV
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May 28 2014 9:17 AMKings County CuisineSlate-sters dish on their favorite Brooklyn restaurants.
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May 22 2014 1:28 PMX-Men: Days of Future Past’s Post-Credits Teaser, Explained.
May 20 2014 2:06 PMThe Best Spielberg Blockbuster in YearsHow Godzilla director Gareth Edwards cloned the formula behind Jaws, Close Encounters, and Jurassic Park.
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May 17 2014 9:35 AMWhen Should You Show the Monster? The Rules of “Cinematic Foreplay.”
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May 16 2014 2:25 PMThe Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar Finally Blasts Off
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May 12 2014 4:48 PMNicolas Cage Loses It Again in the Trailer for Rage
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May 8 2014 12:16 PMMonkeys on Horses With Assault Rifles: The Trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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May 6 2014 11:35 AMJohn Oliver’s New Set Includes a Very Subtle Homage to Game of Thrones
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May 5 2014 7:15 AMMad Men’s Space Odyssey: The 2001 Allusions of “The Monolith”
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May 1 2014 8:03 AMIs the Secret Subway in the New Spider-Man Real? Explained.
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June 9 2014 3:07 PMHere Is a Photo of Nicolas Cage Wearing a T-Shirt of His Own Face
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June 6 2014 11:52 AMTaye Diggs Finally Reveals Why He’s Following You on Twitter
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June 4 2014 6:36 PMWilco’s Jeff Tweedy Makes “Dad Rock” Literal, Starts Band With His Son
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May 29 2014 10:40 AMEdge of Tomorrow Meets Groundhog Day in Edge of Groundhog
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May 28 2014 2:56 PMMaya Angelou’s Legacy in Hip-Hop
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May 23 2014 2:52 PMJurassic Park’s Best Special Effect: Laura Dern’s Mouth
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May 20 2014 5:39 PMWhere Were the Proclaimers Actually Walking To? Mapped.
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May 19 2014 1:28 PMThis SNL Digital Short Skewering EDM Is Fogeyish, Funny
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May 16 2014 4:44 PMIs Godzilla a Summer Blockbuster With a Brain? Or Just a Fun Lizard Fight? We Debate.
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May 13 2014 1:30 PMWhere Did Michael Jackson’s “New” Songs Come From? A Track-by-Track Breakdown.
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May 9 2014 5:43 PMThis Animated Mixtape Is Not Quite Like Anything We’ve Seen Before
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May 8 2014 9:12 AMWhy Neighbors Is the Anti-Animal House
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May 5 2014 6:02 PMIt Goes “Round and Round and Round”: Time to Update the Don Draper Death Watch
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May 2 2014 4:50 PMSad, Zip-Lining Kanye Is the New Sad Keanu
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April 30 2014 8:03 AMA History of Publishing’s New Favorite Gimmick in 100 Objects



Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case

The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race

Here’s Just How Far a Southern Woman May Have to Drive to Get an Abortion

The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented

Marvel’s Civil War Is a Far-Right Paranoid Fantasy

It’s also a mess. Can the movies do better?


Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada

Space: The Next Generation

An All-Female Mission to Mars

As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.

Watching Netflix in Bed. Hanging Bananas. Is There Anything These Hooks Can’t Solve?

The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:50 PM Why We Shouldn’t be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
Oct. 20 2014 12:37 PM The Fed Will Probably Stop Injecting Huge Sums of Money Into the Economy This Month
Atlas Obscura
Oct. 20 2014 1:43 PM Chouara: A Striking 11th-Century Tannery in Morocco
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 20 2014 1:10 PM Women Are Still Losing Jobs for Getting Pregnant
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 20 2014 7:15 AM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 9 A spoiler-filled discussion of "Flatline."
Brow Beat
Oct. 20 2014 1:26 PM This $248 Denim Jumpsuit Is the Latest Example of a Horrible Fashion Tradition
Future Tense
Oct. 20 2014 1:51 PM Will Amazon Lead Us to the Golden Age of Books? A Future Tense Event.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Oct. 20 2014 11:46 AM Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding? The difference between being a hero and being an altruist.
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 10:23 AM Where I Was Wrong About the Royals I underestimated the value of building a team that’s just barely better than mediocre.