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
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.
Culturebox
June 10 2015 10:59 AMAfter AltamontAs their world was spinning apart, the Rolling Stones made one of the greatest albums in rock ’n’ roll history. 
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.
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.
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. 

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