The Beauty of Slow DeteriorationNew electronic music that’s nostalgic for the sounds of the VHS era.
The Next DayDavid Bowie’s excellent new album is a return to his high '70s form without being a retread.
Lost CauseOn his new “album”—it’s actually a collection of sheet music—Beck tries to revive the days of singing ‘round the piano.
Free SamplesIs De La Soul’s long fight to release its music digitally finally over—or just beginning?
The Music Club
The Music Club, 2013Entry 7: “Blurred Lines” should be banished from this solar system.
Lou Reed’s Palm PilotThe late artist was a rock god and the epitome of New York cool. He was also a big nerd.
Daft Punk’s Random Access MemoriesTotally undanceable, dafter than ever—and a wire-to-wire triumph.
Cleveland’s Worst In the Tamir Rice shooting and other travesties, why do good police officers stand behind their reckless colleagues?
The Semi-Retirement Myth Don’t buy the tales of meaningful work into your 70s. Your retirement is inevitable—and bleaker than the last generation’s.
The XX Factor
CPS Finds "Free-Range" Parents Responsible for Unsubstantiated Child Neglect. Now What?
The Walking Dead Podcast Listen to an early release of Slate's recap of Episode 12, "Remember."
Bob Dylan Gets Stuck in a Noir Love Triangle in the “Night We Called It a Day” Music Video