Jack Hamilton
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.

Culturebox
May 15 2015 5:53 PMB.B. King’s Greatest PerformanceThe three-song medley at the heart of his masterpiece may be the best 12 minutes of live musical performance ever recorded.
Brow Beat
May 11 2015 8:32 AMThis Week’s Worst Person in Westeros: Ramsay Bolton
Culturebox
April 9 2015 3:31 PMDaredevil Is the Best Superhero TV Series I’ve Ever SeenDark and gripping, smart and sure-footed—and no pretentious brooding or fanboy pandering.
Sports Nut
March 20 2015 12:29 PMWah? Hoo? Wah?How this UVA professor learned to stop worrying and love college basketball.
Sports Nut
Jan. 30 2015 10:45 AMHe Never Touches the BallsTom Brady may be the handsome face of the Pats, but the team’s heart and soul belong to defensive tackle Vince Wilfork. 
Sports Nut
Jan. 8 2015 6:01 PMMelo DramaDid Carmelo Anthony ruin the Knicks, or did the Knicks ruin him?
Brow Beat
Dec. 23 2014 5:10 PMThe Top 10 Producers of 2014
Culturebox
Dec. 9 2014 11:44 AMIron ManThe indefatigable Ghostface Killah.
Slate Picks
Oct. 30 2014 6:03 PMListen to Our October Music RoundupYour autumn playlist to put on repeat, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Brow Beat
Oct. 21 2014 10:10 AMWhere Do I Start With Sleater-Kinney?
Culturebox
Sept. 11 2014 11:38 PMThe Beatles. Bob Dylan. Biggie Smalls.Why the rapper belongs in the company of pop’s most influential artists.
Sports Nut
July 18 2014 9:15 AMThe Human Red FlagLance Stephenson is the most fascinatingly flawed player in the NBA.
The Spot
June 15 2014 10:38 AMThe Future of English Football Is Young, Exciting, and Exactly the Same as the Past
Sports Nut
April 29 2014 7:00 PMThe Last Day of the Old NBA
With one sweeping move, Adam Silver paved the way for a new, better league.
Sports Nut
April 7 2014 3:26 PMThunder GodKevin Durant’s otherworldly season.
Sports Nut
May 11 2015 6:37 PMHow Bill Simmons Changed SportswritingAnd why being let go by ESPN is the best thing that could have happened for his career.
Sports Nut
April 23 2015 3:11 PMIs This Basketball? A field guide to the grisly circus that is the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Culturebox
March 26 2015 4:11 PMOvercookedAction Bronson has all the ingredients of hip-hop greatness. Why does his major label debut taste funny?
Culturebox
Feb. 18 2015 9:01 AMI Can’t Believe I Used to Like That SongLike few movies before it, Boyhood captures the way we actually experience pop music.
Slate Plus
Jan. 29 2015 1:04 PMListen to Our January Music RoundupBeat the chill with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Slate Picks
Jan. 5 2015 10:51 AMListen to Our December Music RoundupWarm up with our winter playlist, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Culturebox
Dec. 16 2014 11:38 AMBlack MessiahD’Angelo’s first album in 14 years is everything it promised to be, and more.
Sports Nut
Nov. 19 2014 3:07 PMBad as They Wanna BeIs the Philadelphia 76ers’ lose-on-purpose approach to team-building ingenious or morally bankrupt?
Sports Nut
Oct. 29 2014 6:34 PMNBA Stars Aren’t SuperheroesThey break just like the rest of us puny humans.
Culturebox
Oct. 20 2014 3:22 PMNow Is the Time to InventThe legacy (and the return) of Sleater-Kinney, which was once the best rock band in America.
Culturebox
Aug. 21 2014 4:21 PMBetter Than DirtMoe Szyslak, The Simpsons’ pressure valve for the release of cruelty.
Culturebox
June 18 2014 11:49 PMGood Times Bad TimesModern rock didn’t start with Dylan or the Beatles. It started with Zeppelin.
Culturebox
May 29 2014 11:44 PMGame of Thrones Isn’t Just Great FunIt’s great, period. And it should change how we think about television.
Culturebox
April 10 2014 4:06 PMDraft DayWhy did the NFL—America’s most obsessively image-conscious sports league—allow this catastrophe to happen? 
Culturebox
March 31 2014 11:17 AMRhyme and PunishmentProsecutors are using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. That needs to stop.

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