James Hughes

Brow Beat
June 5 2014 2:14 PMThe Mighty Duke! John Wayne’s Forgotten Hockey Movie
Brow Beat
Dec. 31 2013 8:00 AMWhy “The Hockey Sweater” Is Canada’s Answer to A Christmas Story
Culturebox
Oct. 17 2013 8:45 AMPop’s Lamest LyricAnd why Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and others can’t resist it.
Culturebox
Aug. 29 2013 12:27 PMA Long Time Ago …Cinematographer Gilbert Taylor and his wife Dee recall their adventures shooting Star Wars and Dr. Strangelove.
Brow Beat
May 15 2013 4:54 PMWhen Alfred Hitchcock Pushed for Gun Control
Culturebox
Dec. 4 2012 5:00 AMThe Power of Powers of TenHow the Eames’ experimental film changed the way we look at Chicago—and the universe.
Books
Sept. 7 2012 11:14 PMCan’t Get You Out of My HeadThe history of advertising jingles, a truly American art form.
Family
Oct. 20 2011 7:23 AMTraces of LifeHow Sherlock Holmes helped crack the case of a missing father.
Movies
Feb. 21 2014 3:42 PMEmmanuel Lubezki Is on InstagramAnd the Gravity cinematographer is just as gifted with still images as he is with moving ones.
Culturebox
Dec. 23 2013 2:15 PMBirth of a MediumHow WWI midwifed the movies.
Culturebox
Oct. 3 2013 1:39 PMThe Forgotten FrontierCan Gravity rekindle our love of space-based storytelling?
Culturebox
July 19 2013 1:48 PMThe Greatest Music Cue of All TimeNicolas Winding Refn explains how he uses music in his films—and names his favorite song choice in cinematic history.
Culturebox
April 8 2013 12:16 PMHome AloneJohn Hughes’ son on Chicago without Ebert.
Culturebox
Dec. 3 2012 5:38 PMThe Making of Powers of Ten
Culturebox
Feb. 17 2012 7:15 AMOut on a LimbThe search for the perfect cinematic tree.

TODAY IN SLATE

Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

Uh-Oh. The World’s Oceans Have Broken Their All-Time Heat Record.

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

Future Tense

How to Keep Apple From Sharing Your iPhone Data With the Police

Food

How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

A Simple Way to Keep Apple From Sharing Your iPhone Data With the Police

The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AM The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant
  News & Politics
Weigel
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
  Business
Moneybox
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
  Life
Outward
Sept. 18 2014 4:15 PM Reactions to a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Reveal Transmisogyny
  Double X
Doublex
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.