Jack Hamilton
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.

Sports Nut
May 24 2016 12:10 PMThe Most Volatile Great Player in NBA HistoryRussell Westbrook can embarrass a whole team with his explosive play. Sometimes that team is his own.
Brow Beat
April 28 2016 8:02 AMPrince May Have Been the Greatest Guitarist Since Hendrix, and That Shouldn’t Seem Like a Surprise
Sports Nut
April 14 2016 6:00 AMThe Golden State Warriors Are the Greatest NBA Team EverAnd they’re the most likable.
Brow Beat
March 23 2016 3:13 PMWhy It Hurts So Much to Lose Phife Dawg, the Irascible, Hilarious Soul of A Tribe Called Quest
Culturebox
Feb. 22 2016 5:46 AMThe Big Short Is Adam McKay’s Second-Best FilmHis greatest achievement remains Step Brothers.
Sports Nut
Feb. 4 2016 6:06 PMI Hate Peyton ManningWhy doesn’t everybody else?
Brow Beat
Jan. 11 2016 3:40 PM“Under Pressure” Is a Reminder That David Bowie Could Also Be Wonderfully, Powerfully Human
The Music Club
Dec. 23 2015 9:30 AMThe Music Club, 2015Entry 13: Why Future’s DS2 might be the album of the year, whether or not you like Future the person.
TV Club Podcast
Nov. 20 2015 4:59 PMThe Empire Podcast, Episode 8Slate’s TV Club hosts discuss the good parts of this week’s refreshing episode of Empire.
Brow Beat
Nov. 10 2015 3:27 PMRemembering Allen Toussaint With the One Song That Says It All
Brow Beat
Oct. 30 2015 3:24 PMThe Greatest Halloween Song in Pop Music History
Culturebox
Sept. 24 2015 1:41 PMThe New ATLiensDrake is the biggest rapper in our world, but his new mixtape with Future reveals just how much Atlanta has become its own galaxy.
Brow Beat
Aug. 26 2015 8:02 AMIt’s National Dog Day, So Let’s Pick Pop Culture’s Greatest Pooch
Culturebox
Aug. 10 2015 5:30 AMNothing Was the SameIn another era, Meek Mill might have had the upper hand in his beef with Drake—an era before Drake rewrote all the rules.
Brow Beat
July 8 2015 2:21 PMThe Dissolve Is Folding. Here Are Its Best Movie Reviews and Essays.
Music
May 16 2016 2:50 PMChance the Rapper’s Coloring Book Is the First True Gospel-Rap MasterpieceOn his newest testament, the multitalented Chicago emcee sings praises to God—and to Yeezus. 
Brow Beat
April 21 2016 4:37 PMPrince Was Our Bard of One-Night Stands, and “Little Red Corvette” Was His Masterpiece  
Books
April 5 2016 7:30 AMWorkers of the Hardwood, Unite!The labor revolution that upended the balance of power in basketball and brought Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James to the NBA.
Culturebox
Feb. 25 2016 12:21 PMThe Revenant Is TerribleAlmost as terrible as the fact it’s going to win Best Picture!
Culturebox
Feb. 19 2016 5:47 PMThe Life of Pablo Is an Attack on the Very Idea of the AlbumHas Kanye West turned against his once-favorite art form?
Sports Nut
Jan. 26 2016 5:45 PMThe San Antonio Spurs Are Not the Greatest Team EverI am very, deeply sorry I ever doubted you, Warriors.
Movies
Dec. 23 2015 1:59 PMHands to the FaceThe woeful Concussion fails to hold the NFL—or anyone—accountable for the CTE crisis.
Sports Nut
Nov. 30 2015 1:14 PMWarrior KingsGolden State is currently playing better than any basketball team in history. You might want to watch them.
Television
Nov. 18 2015 2:40 PMJessica Jones Is Our First Real Super-AntiheroAnd Netflix’s new series about her is excellent.
Sports Nut
Nov. 3 2015 6:14 PMThe Timberwolves Are So Much Fun That You Should Pay to Watch ThemMinnesota is the most exciting bad team in the NBA.
Television
Oct. 15 2015 3:13 PMThe Knick Reinvented the Period DramaIt’s easy to treat the past as a cozy prequel to the present. But in Steven Soderbergh’s hands, history is at once horrifying and so beautiful you can’t look away.
Sports Nut
Sept. 3 2015 7:42 PMGoodell’s Long FallWhy the NFL commissioner’s latest disaster might actually be his undoing.
Brow Beat
Aug. 12 2015 3:09 PMColumbia House, Mail-Order Club Famed for Tricking Teens Into Buying Unwanted CDs, Is Dead
Books
July 9 2015 10:31 AMBetween the World and MeTa-Nehisi Coates’s new book is a monumental work about being black in America that every American urgently needs to read.
Culturebox
June 30 2015 4:00 PMThe Decline of Western CivilizationThe finest cinematic distillation of punk ever made.

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