Forrest Wickman Forrest Wickman

Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Brow Beat
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?
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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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July 23 2014 1:48 PMSad Jack White Is the New Sad Kanye Is the New Sad Keanu




More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows

Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.


Happy Constitution Day!

Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.

Is It Worth Paying Full Price for the iPhone 6 to Keep Your Unlimited Data Plan? We Crunch the Numbers.

What to Do if You Literally Get a Bug in Your Ear

  News & Politics
Sept. 16 2014 7:03 PM Kansas Secretary of State Loses Battle to Protect Senator From Tough Race
Sept. 16 2014 4:16 PM The iPhone 6 Marks a Fresh Chance for Wireless Carriers to Kill Your Unlimited Data
The Eye
Sept. 16 2014 12:20 PM These Outdoor Cat Shelters Have More Style Than the Average Home
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus Video
Sept. 16 2014 2:06 PM A Farewell From Emily Bazelon The former senior editor talks about her very first Slate pitch and says goodbye to the magazine.
Brow Beat
Sept. 16 2014 8:43 PM This 17-Minute Tribute to David Fincher Is the Perfect Preparation for Gone Girl
Future Tense
Sept. 16 2014 6:40 PM This iPhone 6 Feature Will Change Weather Forecasting
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 16 2014 11:46 PM The Scariest Campfire Story More horrifying than bears, snakes, or hook-handed killers.
Sports Nut
Sept. 15 2014 9:05 PM Giving Up on Goodell How the NFL lost the trust of its most loyal reporters.