Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Mom and Dad Are Fighting: “Great Grandma Name Debate” EditionDoes a grandma get to name herself “Nema”?
Lend Me Your Ears
Lend Me Your EarsIntroducing Slate’s new podcast miniseries on Shakespeare and politics.
Barry’s Class ActThe HBO series’ hit-man-goes-to-acting-school conceit gives way to a subtle satire on the lust for fame.
Errol Morris on His Movie—and Long Friendship—With Stephen HawkingThe Brief History of Time filmmaker remembers one-liners, lobster dinners, and the time the astrophysicist offered to speak to his son’s math teacher about a grade.
Angels in North CarolinaHow one Southern theater won a culture battle but lost the culture wars.
He Already Has Two Tonys and a Pulitzer. Now Tracy Letts Is Having Another Moment.A mostly truthful interview with the actor and playwright about finding his place in Hollywood and why his new play isn’t about Trump.
Why Errol Morris Reinvented His Approach for His New Netflix SeriesThe master documentarian on abandoning the Interrotron, doubling down on dramatizations, and why he’s still not done with Wormwood.
The Culture Gabfest “We’ve Seen Things You People Wouldn’t Believe” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Blade Runner 2049, Season 4 of Transparent, and Harvey Weinstein.
The Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
The Psychic Tyranny of Shakespeare’s TyrantsHow the work of the playwright is useful to understanding our modern politics.
Lend Me Your Ears
Lend Me Your Ears: Julius CaesarWhy was Shakespeare so fascinated by the fall of the Roman Republic?
The Culture Gabfest “The Great Work Begins” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Angels in America, The World Only Spins Forward, and Love, Simon.
The Culture Gabfest “Trundle-Tail Dog” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on BPM, Babylon Berlin, and Shakespeare’s plagiarism.
Plagiarism Software’s New Discovery About Shakespeare Is an Opportunity to Rethink His GeniusThe Bard of Avon wasn’t a plagiarist, but genius isn’t born in a vacuum.
Nowhere ManIn this extraordinary Korean comic, a cartoonist and his wife escape to the country, and everything goes wrong.
Conspiracy Thrillers Movie Club: The Conversation and Enemy of the StateBefore 9/11, the idea of constant government surveillance seemed extreme. Now we take it for granted.