Isaac Chotiner
Isaac Chotiner

Isaac Chotiner is a Slate contributor. 

Books
Feb. 4 2016 8:00 AMA Conversation With The New York Times’ A.O. ScottOn the purpose of film criticism, the academy’s diversity problem, and why Leo DiCaprio shouldn’t get an Oscar for 2.5 hours of grunting.
The Slatest
Jan. 28 2016 4:55 PMMegyn Kelly Is Not a Hero. She’s a Fearmonger Like Donald Trump.
Interrogation
Jan. 28 2016 5:54 AMIs This the End of the GOP as We Know It?Historian Rick Perlstein on the rise of Trump, the fall of Reagan, and the fate of contemporary conservatism.
Culturebox
Jan. 21 2016 6:25 PMHow Meteorologists Are Feeling Right NowTired, and giddy.
Politics
Jan. 17 2016 11:26 PMHillary Clinton Won Sunday Night’s DebateWith a strong defense of President Obama, she got the better of Bernie Sanders. 
Politics
Jan. 13 2016 12:01 AMObama Just Gave His Cockiest State of the UnionFor his final address, the president was all swagger.
Politics
Jan. 11 2016 10:29 AMDid El Chapo Want to Get Caught?A veteran observer of the Sinaloa cartel on the strange circumstances of its kingpin’s capture.
The Slatest
Jan. 6 2016 8:56 AMNorth Korea’s Latest Alarming Nuclear Test Is Part of Its Apocalyptic “Final Victory” Strategy
Culturebox
Dec. 21 2015 5:57 AMA Conversation With Michael LewisThe best-selling Big Short author on how journalism is like acting, Margot Robbie in a bathtub, and why movie stars are not nearly as handsome in real life.
Culturebox
Oct. 30 2015 10:00 AMWas the Boston Globe’s Church Abuse Scoop the Last Great Print Story?Or the first great Web story? A conversation with investigative reporter Walter Robinson.
Culturebox
Aug. 12 2015 5:48 AM“Everything Is Not The WireDavid Simon would like you to stop trying to understand what’s going on in Baltimore by quoting his TV show.
Sports Nut
June 11 2015 3:05 PMColorful CommentatorA candid talk with Jeff Van Gundy.
Movies
Nov. 5 2012 4:26 PMAll the Bond Girls, from Best to Worst
The Completist
Nov. 5 2012 3:42 AMThe Best Bond Movies, Books, Villains, and SongsA ranking of everything 007.
Books
Dec. 5 2011 7:31 AMGossip: The Untrivial PursuitIf you're not interested in gossip, you're not fully human.
The Slatest
Feb. 2 2016 12:27 AMHow Fox News Covered Iowa: By Declaring Its Own Victory Over Trump
Interrogation
Jan. 28 2016 11:49 AMTrump Gives Fox News a Taste of Its Own MedicineHow the irascible candidate is using the old Roger Ailes playbook to rattle the conservative media powerhouse.
Interrogation
Jan. 27 2016 10:28 AM“It Was Just So Surreal”Jeffrey Toobin on seeing his nonfiction book about the O.J. trial get made into a riveting TV series—The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Culturebox
Jan. 21 2016 12:34 PMA Conversation With Pete WellsThe New York Times’ restaurant critic on puncturing pretension in fine dining, the rise of foodie-ism, and why nothing tastes better than Oreos.
Politics
Jan. 15 2016 1:27 AMWhy Cruz and Trump Are Still WinningThe GOP establishment expected them to collapse on their own. But they’re actually better at politics than their rivals.
Brow Beat
Jan. 11 2016 2:14 PMDavid Bowie Almost Played a Bond Villain. He Could Have Been the Most Fascinating One of All Time.
Politics
Jan. 6 2016 1:50 PM“Iran Is the Arsonist and the Fire Brigade”Middle East expert Karim Sadjadpour on Saudi Arabia’s relationship with Iran, ISIS’s lack of enemies in the region, and whether the Sunni-Shiite split can ever be fixed.
Politics
Jan. 5 2016 11:54 AMWhat Do the Oregon Extremists Want?Is this really a dispute over grazing rights—or a sign of a deeper, scarier divide?
Movies
Nov. 5 2015 5:34 PMDaniel Craig Is Right to Hate James BondSpectre is our most frustrating example yet of the franchise’s push to remake its lead as an antihero. 
Culturebox
Aug. 18 2015 5:45 AMA Conversation With James WoodThe New Yorker critic on how technology is changing reading, how aging changes critics, and what he’d change about his David Foster Wallace review.
Culturebox
July 13 2015 5:41 PMA Conversation with Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe author of Between the World and Me discusses the Charleston shooting, the end of the Obama presidency, and why he never read To Kill a Mockingbird.
Foreigners
May 13 2015 6:10 PM“I Am Not Backing Off Anything I Said”An interview with Seymour Hersh.
The Completist
Nov. 5 2012 3:43 AMStirred, but Not ShakenI read the books and watched the movies. Here’s what makes Bond great.
Books
March 31 2012 12:08 AMRonnie and MaggieMargaret Thatcher had all the authority in her relationship with Ronald Reagan—and none of the power.
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Dear Prudence
Feb. 8 2016 2:46 PM My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.