Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

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Sept. 19 2014 12:10 PMTim Burton’s New Movie Hardly Looks Like a Tim Burton Movie
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Sept. 8 2014 12:09 PMThey’re Letting Kenneth Lonergan Make a New Movie
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Sept. 3 2014 9:30 AMJimmy Fallon Battled Musical Impressions With Adam Levine
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Sept. 2 2014 11:33 AMPrince Shares Two More New Songs, “U Know” and “White Caps”
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Aug. 27 2014 11:16 AMDavid Lynch Did the Ice Bucket Challenge in Very Lynchian Fashion
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Aug. 26 2014 2:22 PMHere’s How Other Men Will Look When They Copy Cary Fukunaga’s Man-Braids
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Aug. 22 2014 12:25 PMThe Teaser for Quentin Tarantino’s Hateful Eight Has Leaked
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Aug. 19 2014 8:03 AMVillains Love Classical: The Supercut
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Aug. 18 2014 5:31 PMHow Movies and TV Shows Are Making Text Messaging Cinematic
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Aug. 15 2014 3:37 PMNow Baby Groot Is Dancing to Other Songs, Too
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Aug. 13 2014 11:57 AMLate Night Pays Tribute to Robin Williams
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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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Sept. 10 2014 11:53 AMIs Bill Murray Returning to SNL for Its 40th Season? UPDATE: Maybe Not.
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Sept. 3 2014 12:00 PMDavid Lynch Made a Very Lynchian Trailer for His Art Exhibition
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Sept. 2 2014 2:23 PMHear Three New Songs From Jens Lekman (Spoiler: They’re Charming and Wistful)
Slate Picks
Sept. 2 2014 10:21 AMListen to Our August Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
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Aug. 27 2014 8:47 AMClassic First Lines of Novels in Emojis: A Quiz
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Aug. 25 2014 12:18 PMPrince Addresses the Social Media Age on New Song, From One of Two New Albums
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Aug. 19 2014 9:01 AMNow You, Too, Can Spread Baseless Hearsay, With the Star Wars Rumor Generator!
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Aug. 18 2014 7:41 PMTaylor Swift’s New Video Is Incredibly Awkward, and That’s the Point
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Aug. 18 2014 11:11 AMIf Michael Bay Directed Pixar’s Up
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Aug. 14 2014 11:18 AMPop Quiz: Can You Identify These ’60s Hits by Just Their First Second?
Aug. 12 2014 8:04 PMThe Rules of Twitter GriefTen lessons about micro-mourning without antagonizing your followers.
Slate Picks
July 31 2014 12:54 PMListen to Our July Music RoundupOur official monthly Spotify playlist exclusively for Slate Plus members.
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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?




Meet the New Bosses

How the Republicans would run the Senate.

The Government Is Giving Millions of Dollars in Electric-Car Subsidies to the Wrong Drivers

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

Cheez-Its. Ritz. Triscuits.

Why all cracker names sound alike.

Friends Was the Last Purely Pleasurable Sitcom

The Eye

This Whimsical Driverless Car Imagines Transportation in 2059

Medical Examiner

Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?  

A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.

The Afghan Town With a Legitimately Good Tourism Pitch

A Futurama Writer on How the Vietnam War Shaped the Series

  News & Politics
Sept. 21 2014 11:34 PM People’s Climate March in Photos Hundreds of thousands of marchers took to the streets of NYC in the largest climate rally in history.
Business Insider
Sept. 22 2014 9:39 AM Adrian Peterson Has a Terrible Contract, and Cutting Him Would Save the Vikings a Lot of Money
The Eye
Sept. 22 2014 9:12 AM What Is This Singaporean Road Sign Trying to Tell Us?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 19 2014 4:58 PM Steubenville Gets the Lifetime Treatment (And a Cheerleader Erupts Into Flames)
  Slate Plus
Sept. 22 2014 8:08 AM Slate Voice: “Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?” Mike Vuolo shares the story of your honey.
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. 22 2014 7:47 AM Predicting the Future for the U.S. Government The strange but satisfying work of creating the National Intelligence Council’s Global Trends report.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 22 2014 5:30 AM MAVEN Arrives at Mars
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.