When Big Businesses Were Small
Billion Dollar BabiesIntroducing Slate’s special series about the early days of iconic companies.
The Magnificent Nightmare of the Billy BookcaseIkea is so good at so many things. Why is it so bad at delivery?
In Praise of Unknown ActorsJessica Chastain's graceful turn in The Tree of Life and other amazing performances by newcomers and nobodies.
Plight of the Living DeadMy ghastly tale of trying to convince the credit bureaus I'm not deceased.
All That Happens Must Be KnownDave Eggers has zero interest in the tech world. So why did he write a 500-page satire about it?
The Kindly BrontosaurusThe amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it.
Literature of the 0.1 PercentAt Last, the latest of Edward St. Aubyn’s masterful novels of privilege and the ways it warps its victims.
Up in the EyreWhy are there so many movie adaptations of Jane Eyre, and which one is best?
Absence of MalickA new DVD of The Thin Red Line suggests Terrence Malick is as much a mystery to his actors and crew as he is to us.
Adam McKay, CineasteWhat The Other Guys director learned from Luis Buñuel and John Cassavetes.
The JerksWhy do we put up with the narcissists, misanthropes, and passive-aggressives who populate Noah Baumbach's films?