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.
What Hillary Clinton’s New Batch of Emails Actually Reveals This Clinton controversy—like all Clinton controversies—will never be resolved.
More Than Twenty Years After the Story in Show Me a Hero, Yonkers’ Affordable-Housing Fight Isn’t Over
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
Idris Elba Just Got Called “Too Street” to Play Bond. Here’s Why That’s Even Crazier Than it Sounds.
Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.