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Best Friends ForeverGrumpy Old Men, The Bucket List, and the undying appeal of the old-buddy movie.
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Final CutHeath Ledger, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and what to do when the star of your movie dies.
Armando IannucciWhat the In the Loop director taught Sacha Baron Cohen. And Ricky Gervais. And Stephen Colbert.
Tweet Styles of the Rich and FamousHow to decide which celebrities are worth following on Twitter.
Zen and the Art of New York Times Headline WritingThere's nothing to it, except when there is.
"It's All in My Head"Did Truman Capote and Ralph Ellison have writer's block—or were they just chronic procrastinators?
I Love the Smell of Celluloid in the MorningWhy are all the Iraq movies really movies about making movies?
Greed Is Bad. Bad!Gordon Gekko was supposed to be a villain. Instead, he became a Wall Street folk hero.
TODAY IN SLATE
I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.
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John Oliver Pleads for Scotland to Stay With the U.K.
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Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison
In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal.
Ford’s Big Gamble
It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.