What Errol Morris Thinks of Making a MurdererThe master documentarian on our true-crime fascination and the lessons of The Thin Blue Line.
Why Is Othello Black?Understanding why Shakespeare made his tortured, tragic hero a Moor.
Is Hamlet Fat?A Slate investigation.
The XX Factor
In Defense of Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare’s WorldA fascinating new collection of essays profiles the people in Shakespeare’s life, from his wife to his actors to his landlord.
My Two-Year Quest to Identify the Mystery Song That Taught Me to Love Jazz
The Tragedie of Scar, King of Pride RockThe Shakespearean grandeur of The Lion King’s villain.