Jack Hamilton

Jack Hamilton is Slate’s pop critic. He is assistant professor of American studies and media studies at the University of Virginia. Follow him on Twitter.

The Completist
Nov. 13 2013 11:49 PMWu-Tang ForeverIs it even possible to listen to everything the Wu has ever recorded?
Sports Nut
Oct. 30 2013 11:36 AMBig Papi Keeps Getting BiggerHow David Ortiz became Boston’s most beloved athlete.
Culturebox
Oct. 7 2013 4:45 PMThe King Stay the KingPusha T says his solo debut is the rap album of the year. He might be right. 
Culturebox
Sept. 23 2013 1:18 PMOdd DuckIs it possible to love Drake’s music without actually liking Drake?
Culturebox
Aug. 27 2013 5:15 AMLike a Trolling StoneWas Bob Dylan’s notorious Self Portrait a cruel joke, an earnest mistake, or a misbegotten masterpiece?
Culturebox
July 9 2013 5:15 AM“Why Did You Want to Film That?”Robert Frank’s unfairly obscure Rolling Stones documentary captured the band at its best—and worst.
Music
March 5 2013 7:41 AMDream On vs. Radio OnMassachusetts has a very Massachusetts fight over its official state rock song.
Sports Nut
Nov. 13 2013 12:25 PMThe 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.
Brow Beat
Oct. 7 2013 5:03 PMWhere Do I Start With Pusha T, the Marlo Stanfield of Hip-Hop?
Culturebox
Sept. 26 2013 2:21 PMBreaking BallForget Walter White. Eastbound & Down is the most original, disturbing, wrenching show on television. (And it’s hilarious, too.)
Sports Nut
Sept. 5 2013 11:05 AMCan Robert Griffin III Save the NFL?Or will pro football destroy the first megastar of the post-CTE age?
Culturebox
July 17 2013 5:44 PMStevie Wonder’s Florida BoycottIt’s politically savvy, morally righteous, and it could be enormously important.
Sports Nut
June 27 2013 8:45 AMThe Darko AgesHow magical thinking and racism produced the NBA’s most notorious draft bust.
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