Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps is a Chicago-based freelance writer and editor specializing in film and other aspects of pop culture.

Brow Beat
April 4 2013 5:11 PMA Fellow Chicago Critic Remembers Roger Ebert
The Movie Club
Jan. 11 2013 1:28 PMThe Movie ClubI love that Casa De Mi Padre exists. Hope Springs, too.
The Movie Club
Jan. 9 2013 8:45 AMThe Movie Club3-D now seems like an entertainment tax levied by Hollywood on moviegoers.
Summer Movies
June 21 2010 7:43 PMRemember Dick Tracy?It had Warren Beatty. Al Pacino. Madonna. Songs by Sondheim.
Dvd extras
Nov. 19 2009 9:29 AMWhat Happens in Las Vegas, N.M.
Dvd extras
Nov. 17 2009 9:42 AMMonument Valley, Where Peter and Henry Fonda's Careers Intersected
Oct. 6 2009 3:03 PMWhat Does Roland Emmerich Have Against the White House?A history of destroying national landmarks on film.
Dvd extras
April 7 2009 6:39 AMWauaugh!Howard the Duck, George Lucas' best movie about a talking duck, finally arrives on DVD.
Dvd extras
April 15 2008 8:15 AMIt's a New Box Set!How much would you pay for a four-disc collection of the best episodes of The Price Is Right?
Dvd extras
Aug. 2 2007 7:23 AMPopeye the EverymanRediscovering the weird, wonderful, working-class hero of the original Popeye cartoons. Plus: Why spinach.
The Movie Club
Jan. 6 2007 4:02 PMThe Lake HouseGuy
The Movie Club
Jan. 4 2007 12:50 PMFeel the Love
Brow Beat
Feb. 1 2013 9:42 AMDana Stevens and Keith Phipps Discuss Warm Bodies
The Movie Club
Jan. 10 2013 11:11 AMThe Movie ClubNo love for Paul Thomas Anderson? Or Wes Anderson?
The Movie Club
Jan. 7 2013 8:30 AMThe Movie ClubI loved the moral murk of Zero Dark Thirty.
Dvd extras
Nov. 20 2009 7:11 AMThe End of the Road
Dvd extras
Nov. 18 2009 11:16 AMDennis Hopper's Long Love Affair With Taos, N.M.
Dvd extras
Nov. 16 2009 6:57 AMRetracing the Path of the Iconic Movie on Its 40th Anniversary
Summer Movies
July 7 2009 7:01 AMWhy Don't Movies Ever Blow Up the Bay Bridge?A history of destroying national landmarks on film.
Dvd extras
Nov. 11 2008 9:50 AMImagine Seeing John Wayne in IMAXThat's sort of what watching How the West Was Won is like.
Dvd extras
Nov. 20 2007 7:39 AMClose Encounters of the Third KindNevermind those little alien guys—how about that suburban malaise!
Summer Movies
June 27 2007 12:55 PMWait Till Next YearNot impressed with this summer's blockbusters? Check out what's on tap for summer 2008.
The Movie Club
Jan. 4 2007 6:16 PMWho Is the Director of the 2000s?
Dvd extras
Dec. 1 2006 1:13 PMPopeye the Everyman



Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. What Exactly Is Holding Us Back?

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 5:21 PM Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS But the next president might. 
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Gentleman Scholar
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM Should Men Still Open Doors for Women? Or is it ungentlemanly to do so at all?  
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 4:36 PM Is Nonfiction the Patriarch of Literary Genres?
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 5:56 PM Watch Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle, Bill Hicks, Mitch Hedberg, and More on New YouTube Channel
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 5:26 PM If Fixing Global Warming Is Free, What’s the Holdup?
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?