What Should We Make of Infinity War’s Shocking Ending?Three Slate critics discuss the new Avengers in spoiler-filled detail.
Another Driver Died in a Tesla That Was on AutopilotWe need to keep scrutinizing the technology—and whether drivers are too easily lulled into trusting it more than they should.
Justice League Hates Its Predecessor Almost As Much As the Rest of Us DidBut even a hero with the strength of an Amazon can’t turn this ship all the way around.
Spidey-Sense and SensibilityThe new Spider-Man marks the web-slinger’s homecoming to the world of the Avengers, but it’s strongest as a coming-of-age comedy.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Derivative of the rib-poking, candy-colored original? Hell yes it is!
SuperprivilegedNetflix’s Iron Fist has about as little self-awareness as its white, male, billionaire protagonist.
Visionary PuppiesA new book unpacks Peter Thiel’s gambit to pay teens to skip college and incubate big ideas. If only it also unpacked Thiel himself.
Why Infinity War’s Ending Isn’t As Shocking As It First AppearsDon’t believe Thanos when he says, “No resurrections this time.’’
Thor: Ragnarok Is the Goofiest Thor Film Yet, and Also the BestIt’s the first Marvel film to raise the question “Can a superhero movie be too funny?”
Those “10 Bands” Lists Are a Horrible Facebook Meme. But They’ve Given Birth to a Great One.
Hacking Mr. Robot, Week 5What the show’s dark parody of early-’90s sitcoms gets right about the narcotizing effects of television.
Why So Serious?Batman v Superman spends so much time teasing later installments that it forgets to have any fun.