Folk HeroesThe Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis is the best film ever made about the folk revival—and one of the best ever made about music, period.
Did JFK’s Death Make Beatlemania Possible?The questionable connections between Camelot’s demise and Liverpool’s ascent.
The King Stay the KingPusha T says his solo debut is the rap album of the year. He might be right.
Like a Trolling StoneWas Bob Dylan’s notorious Self Portrait a cruel joke, an earnest mistake, or a misbegotten masterpiece?
“Why Did You Want to Film That?”Robert Frank’s unfairly obscure Rolling Stones documentary captured the band at its best—and worst.
The Man Who Would Be DunkingAndrew Wiggins would’ve been the No. 1 pick in this year’s draft. Instead he’s working for free while NBA teams lose on purpose to get him.
Breaking BallForget Walter White. Eastbound & Down is the most original, disturbing, wrenching show on television. (And it’s hilarious, too.)
Can Robert Griffin III Save the NFL?Or will pro football destroy the first megastar of the post-CTE age?
Stevie Wonder’s Florida BoycottIt’s politically savvy, morally righteous, and it could be enormously important.
Patty Murray Should Be the Next Senate Minority Leader The Washington senator is a better choice than Elizabeth Warren or Chuck Schumer.
Inside Higher Ed
Fighting Words? A professor compared Hamas to a rabid pit bull. Free speech couldn’t protect him from student vitriol.
What Happened at Slate This Week? Alison Griswold describes her experience reporting on the Germanwings tragedy.
Even Lufthansa’s Exhaustive Psychiatric Tests Couldn’t Have Stopped a Tragedy Like the Germanwings Crash