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.
Angels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
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.
The Culture Gabfest “Thus Always to Tyrants” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Mommy Dead and Dearest, the Public Theater’s Julius Caesar controversy, and the new podcast Hi-Phi Nation.
The Abominable Mr. SeabrookThe story of one of the most fascinating, outrageous humans ever to live was lost to history. Until Joe Ollmann decided to draw it.
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.
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 Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
It’s Outrageous to Suggest That Any Production of Julius Caesar Could Glamorize Assassination