A Great Year for Underground RapTired of watching the throne? Give a listen to Lil B., Danny Brown, and Spaceghostpurrp.
Hearing VoicesJames Blake's dazzling debut album is somewhere between avant-garde dance music and blue-eyed soul.
The Culture Gabfest, "All Hail Hailee" EditionListen to Slate's podcast about the 2011 Oscar nominations, IFC's new sketch comedy show Portlandia, and Brock Enright's pay-per-thrill "reality adventures."
The Culture Gabfest, "It's Not Me, It's Me" EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.
He's a MonsterKanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the best album of the year and the best of his career.
The Self-Hating PlayaOn his debut album, Drake raps about how alienated he feels when he drives luxury cars and sleeps with models.
The Love MovementAt the heart of the A Tribe Called Quest documentary is a touching story of a fraught friendship.
The Storyteller's StorytellerNo journalist working today spins a yarn quite like TheNew Yorker's David Grann.
Kanye West Has a GobletAn all-access, totally non-exclusive interview with the would-be king of hip-hop.
Ted Cruz Is Not Eligible to Be President, According to the Most Plausible Interpretation of the Constitution
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
You, Me, and … Him? Prudie advises a woman whose husband wants to have a threesome with his unattractive best friend.
My Wife Won’t Stop Flirting on Facebook Dear Prudence answers more of your questions—only for Slate Plus members.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee In her debut, Bee at once embraced and impaled the gendered expectations around her show. It’s hard to imagine a better start.
Rick Rubin Is Making a Star Wars-Themed Album Featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda and More. Hear Songs Now.
Indian Facebook Users School Mark Zuckerberg on the Kind of Internet Their Country Needs
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.