“Under Pressure” Is a Reminder That David Bowie Could Also Be Wonderfully, Powerfully Human
The Music Club
The 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
The Empire Podcast, Episode 8Slate’s TV Club hosts discuss the good parts of this week’s refreshing episode of Empire.
The 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.
Nothing 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.
After AltamontAs their world was spinning apart, the Rolling Stones made one of the greatest albums in rock ’n’ roll history.
How Bill Simmons Changed SportswritingAnd why being let go by ESPN is the best thing that could have happened for his career.
Is This Basketball? A field guide to the grisly circus that is the Eastern Conference playoffs.
OvercookedAction Bronson has all the ingredients of hip-hop greatness. Why does his major label debut taste funny?
The San Antonio Spurs Are Not the Greatest Team EverI am very, deeply sorry I ever doubted you, Warriors.
Hands to the FaceThe woeful Concussion fails to hold the NFL—or anyone—accountable for the CTE crisis.
Warrior KingsGolden State is currently playing better than any basketball team in history. You might want to watch them.
Jessica Jones Is Our First Real Super-AntiheroAnd Netflix’s new series about her is excellent.
The Timberwolves Are So Much Fun That You Should Pay to Watch ThemMinnesota is the most exciting bad team in the NBA.
The 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.
Goodell’s Long FallWhy the NFL commissioner’s latest disaster might actually be his undoing.
Between 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.
B.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.
Daredevil Is the Best Superhero TV Series I’ve Ever SeenDark and gripping, smart and sure-footed—and no pretentious brooding or fanboy pandering.
Wah? Hoo? Wah?How this UVA professor learned to stop worrying and love college basketball.
The Angle: So Romantic Edition Slate’s daily newsletter on the Democratic debate, the dowager’s best burns, and kissing across history.
Subway Cars Should Be Like Centipedes Most of the world has figured out this simple solution to overcrowding. Why does the U.S. resist it?
The End of Football Why the sport is no longer justifiable as a thinking person’s pastime.
Scientists Have Finally Detected Gravitational Waves, and They Reveal the Death Spiral of Two Monster Black Holes
Roger Goodell Isn’t a Liar. He’s a Bullshitter. Towards a theory of pro football public relations.