The Jumped-Up Pantry Boy Who Never Knew His PlaceMorrissey’s Autobiography.
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?
Sympathy for the DevilIn defense of Gordon Ramsay.
Breaking Bad Has a Pinkman Problem
In Praise of the World’s Most Underappreciated Smartphone
The Kindly BrontosaurusThe amazing, prehistoric posture that will get you whatever you want, whenever you want it.
Battle ReadyIntroducing Slate’s special series on rivalries.
Selfie-LoathingInstagram is even more depressing than Facebook. Here’s why.
The Scalia GlossaryArgle-bargle, fairyland castle, and other Scalia-isms, defined.
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.
The King and IMy quest to build the perfect production of King Lear.
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?
When Big Businesses Were Small
Billion Dollar BabiesIntroducing Slate’s special series about the early days of iconic companies.
Slate Readers Talk About Day 1 of Obamacare
Catholic TruthinessMove over, Antonin Scalia. Stephen Colbert is now America’s Catholic.
AT&T: The 9/11 Thinkfluencers
The Magnificent Nightmare of the Billy BookcaseIkea is so good at so many things. Why is it so bad at delivery?
Steal This Look: Using Social Security Benefits as a Marketing Front
When Is It OK to Crack Up? Some Ground Rules for the Cast of SNL.
What if Your Mother Had Aborted You?Well, since Rick Perry brought it up, I’ll answer.
A Loss in the FamilyJames Gandolfini changed television, and us.
In Praise of Unknown ActorsJessica Chastain's graceful turn in The Tree of Life and other amazing performances by newcomers and nobodies.
The XX Factor
New York Times Columnist Shocked by Poetesses Wearing Clothes
Cracked ActorThe film career of David Bowie.
Plight of the Living DeadMy ghastly tale of trying to convince the credit bureaus I'm not deceased.
Make Way for TomorrowGood luck not crying.
100 Percent Pure AdrenalineThe four rules of action movies Kathryn Bigelow breaks every time (and thank goodness for that).