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.
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.
Roads & Kingdoms
Life After ISIS The Northern Iraqi city of Sinjar has been recaptured from ISIS, but it’s a long way from back to normal.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Stuff to read when you need to escape from your family gathering.
The Generic City Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
The Craziest Endings in College Football History After the turkey, enjoy some classic finishes.