Isaac Butler
Isaac Butler

Isaac Butler is a writer and theater director, most recently of Real Enemies, which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is co-writing The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, with Dan Kois.

Television
Dec. 15 2017 5:55 AMWhy 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.
Culture Gabfest
Oct. 11 2017 10:34 AMThe 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.
Culture Gabfest
Aug. 30 2017 11:19 AMThe Culture Gabfest “#NoFilter” EditionSlate’s Culture Gabfest on Ingrid Goes West, Rick and Morty, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.
Brow Beat
Aug. 25 2017 7:03 AMArya and Sansa’s Conflict Is the Most Realistic Part of Game of Thrones
Brow Beat
Aug. 14 2017 12:56 PMGame of Thrones TV Club: Who Will Remain Loyal?
Brow Beat
July 31 2017 4:42 PMThe Genius of Sam Shepard Was Relentless, Without a Break
Brow Beat
July 25 2017 7:33 AMWhy We Shouldn’t Want Great Stage Actors to Make the Leap to Film
Brow Beat
July 17 2017 1:48 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast Is Back for Season 7
Culture Gabfest
June 15 2017 3:23 PMThe Unexpected Genius of Car BoysWhat makes two dudes simulating car crashes such compelling viewing?
Brow Beat
June 12 2017 1:36 PMIt’s Outrageous to Suggest That Any Production of Julius Caesar Could Glamorize Assassination
Culturebox
Jan. 25 2017 10:15 AMWhy Do So Many Actors [Whispery Growl] Talk Like This?A Slate investigation.
Books
Dec. 6 2016 11:31 AMThe Last BattleDavid France’s remarkable history of the fight against AIDS is a chronicle of the recent past that sheds light on the fights to come.
Culturebox
Nov. 7 2016 10:56 AMThe Throne Room Where It HappensShakespeare’s Prince Hal, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, and the art of the compromise.
TV Club Podcast
June 27 2016 1:28 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 10.
Brow Beat
June 8 2016 8:02 AMAmadeus: Peter Shaffer’s Enduring Portrait of Genius (and Mediocrity)
Brow Beat
Oct. 16 2017 9:35 AMWhere to Start With Rick and Morty? Try This Episode.
Brow Beat
Sept. 27 2017 7:33 AMTransparent Is the Most Jewish TV Show Ever
Brow Beat
Aug. 28 2017 2:11 PMGame of Thrones TV Club: Family Ties Get Tangled
Brow Beat
Aug. 21 2017 1:45 PMGame of Thrones TV Club: Suspending Belief Beyond the Wall
Books
Aug. 14 2017 7:45 AMNowhere ManIn this extraordinary Korean comic, a cartoonist and his wife escape to the country, and everything goes wrong.
Brow Beat
July 31 2017 1:09 PMGame of Thrones TV Club: Cersei Gets Her Revenge
Brow Beat
July 24 2017 1:41 PMGame of Thrones’ Latest Sadistic Villain Arrives on the High Seas
Conspiracy Thrillers
June 20 2017 8:00 AMConspiracy 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.
Culture Gabfest
June 14 2017 10:40 AMThe 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.
Books
Feb. 10 2017 4:20 PMThe 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.
Brow Beat
Jan. 19 2017 12:27 PMJohn Lewis’ March Puts Obama’s Legacy in Heartbreaking Perspective
Brow Beat
Nov. 23 2016 1:02 PMDonald Trump’s Love of Evita Says a Lot About His Presidency
Cover Story
June 28 2016 9:01 PMAngels in America: The Complete Oral HistoryHow Tony Kushner’s play became the defining work of American art of the past 25 years.
TV Club Podcast
June 20 2016 1:42 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 9.
TV Club Podcast
May 23 2016 2:31 PMGame of Thrones PodcastJoin our members-only TV Club to listen to a spoiler-filled discussion of Episode 5.

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