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.
I Haven’t Got Time for the ’Paign Finally, a browser extension that will allow you to filter out campaign coverage until it really matters.
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Michael Eisner’s Comment That Beautiful Women Aren’t Funny Says More About Eisner Than Women
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The USWNT and Women's World Cup Have Evolved Eons from 1999, Are Still Being Held Back by FIFA