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.
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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
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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.
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Dec. 23 2013 2:15 PMBirth of a MediumHow WWI midwifed the movies.
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Oct. 3 2013 1:39 PMThe Forgotten FrontierCan Gravity rekindle our love of space-based storytelling?
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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.
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April 8 2013 12:16 PMHome AloneJohn Hughes’ son on Chicago without Ebert.
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Dec. 3 2012 5:38 PMThe Making of Powers of Ten
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Feb. 17 2012 7:15 AMOut on a LimbThe search for the perfect cinematic tree.
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Working
Dec. 18 2014 4:49 PM Slate’s Working Podcast: Episode 17 Transcript Read what David Plotz asked a middle school principal about his workday.