Isaac Butler
Isaac Butler

Isaac Butler is a writer and occasional theater director. He currently serves as the senior editor of the Perception Institute.

Jan. 27 2016 5:30 AMWhat Errol Morris Thinks of Making a MurdererThe master documentarian on our true-crime fascination and the lessons of The Thin Blue Line.
Nov. 11 2015 5:45 AMWhy Is Othello Black?Understanding why Shakespeare made his tortured, tragic hero a Moor.
Sept. 20 2015 8:11 PMIs Hamlet Fat?A Slate investigation.
The XX Factor
April 11 2013 9:00 AMIn Defense of Romeo and Juliet
Jan. 5 2016 3:05 PMShakespeare’s WorldA fascinating new collection of essays profiles the people in Shakespeare’s life, from his wife to his actors to his landlord.
Brow Beat
Oct. 23 2015 10:23 AMMy Two-Year Quest to Identify the Mystery Song That Taught Me to Love Jazz
June 12 2014 11:59 AMThe Tragedie of Scar, King of Pride RockThe Shakespearean grandeur of The Lion King’s villain.
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Hang Up And Listen
Feb. 9 2016 1:49 PM The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.