Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Brow Beat
April 4 2014 5:36 PMIs the New Captain America Even Better Than The Avengers? Two Slate Critics Discuss.
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April 1 2014 2:21 PMDaft Punk Meets Homestar Runner in Random Access Fhqwhgads
Low Concept
March 26 2014 5:33 PMGoop-ify Your Love LifeUse our widget to find out how Gwyneth Paltrow would describe your relationship status.
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March 20 2014 10:01 AMIs This the Worst DVD Cover of All Time?
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March 17 2014 5:30 PMWes Anderson’s Movies Are Even More Symmetrical Than You Realized
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March 17 2014 9:30 AMRick Ross, Kanye West, and Big Sean Get “Sanctified” With Emojis
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March 12 2014 2:22 PMWhy Do We Say “the Plot Thickens”? Is It a Soup Metaphor?
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March 10 2014 6:38 PMThe True Detective FAQ: The Finale’s Biggest Questions, Answered
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March 7 2014 8:15 PMWhen Will the True Detective Finale Be Up on HBO Go?
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March 7 2014 3:36 PMIs Wes Anderson's Gorgeous Nostalgia Trip a Journey Worth Taking? Four Critics Discuss.
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March 5 2014 1:18 PMSomeone Just Solved True Detective, and I Can’t Believe No One Thought of This Before
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March 4 2014 5:56 PMWatch a Beautiful Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Featuring Almost 50 of His Films
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March 4 2014 1:18 PM“Drunk in Love” Gets an All-Emoji Music Video
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March 3 2014 1:25 PMColdplay’s New Single Is Actually Really Good
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March 2 2014 11:54 PMHere’s the Musical Performance Everyone Was Waiting For
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April 4 2014 11:38 AMWerner Herzog or Marvel Supervillain? Take Our Audio Quiz.
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March 27 2014 12:34 PMMichael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Looks Like … a Michael Bay Movie
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March 21 2014 1:10 PMWatch the Evolution of the Mirror Routine, One of Hollywood’s Favorite Gags
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March 19 2014 6:05 PMHere’s What Jason Segel Will Look Like as David Foster Wallace
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March 17 2014 10:20 AMDoes Frozen Include an Homage to Watchmen?
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March 14 2014 11:42 AMWhat Should We Make of Enemy’s Shocking Ending?
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March 11 2014 1:33 PMListen to a New Song From Chance the Rapper and Skrillex
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March 10 2014 5:14 PMDid True Detective Let Us Down? Or Were People Watching It Wrong? We Debate.
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March 7 2014 4:38 PMHear an Exclusive New Song From Ana Tijoux
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March 7 2014 12:28 PMPlay Wes Anderson Bingo—Special Grand Budapest Hotel Edition!
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March 5 2014 12:19 PMA “One Second a Day” Video Like You’ve Never Seen Before
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March 4 2014 3:33 PMCalm Down, Bon Iver Fans. They'll Be Back on Spotify Tomorrow.
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March 4 2014 9:59 AMThis Might Be Adele Dazeem’s Best “Let It Go” Yet
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March 3 2014 12:33 AM12 Years a Slave, Gravity Win Big at the Oscars: Here's the Complete List of Winners
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Feb. 26 2014 9:05 AMStream the New Album From Pharrell



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Global Marches Demand Action on Climate Change


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

  News & Politics
Sept. 20 2014 11:13 AM -30-
Business Insider
Sept. 20 2014 6:30 AM The Man Making Bill Gates Richer
Sept. 20 2014 7:27 AM How Do Plants Grow Aboard the International Space Station?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Sept. 21 2014 1:15 PM The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Episode 5  A spoiler-filled discussion of "Time Heist."
Sept. 21 2014 9:00 PM Attractive People Being Funny While Doing Amusing and Sometimes Romantic Things Don’t dismiss it. Friends was a truly great show.
Future Tense
Sept. 19 2014 6:31 PM The One Big Problem With the Enormous New iPhone
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 21 2014 8:00 AM An Astronaut’s Guided Video Tour of Earth
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.