Writing Sci-Fi for the Stage—and the EarsThe author of The Message (and The Honeycomb Trilogy) presents his four rules for serialized drama.
In the Tower of the DragonNaomi Novik’s engrossing fantasy Uprooted expertly mixes Katniss Everdeen and Jane Eyre.
The Slate Doctor Who Podcast: Final Thoughts on Series 8 Phil Plait and Mac Rogers on the finale and the season.
Doctor Who, Season 7, Part 2 We needed a classic episode this season. Neil Gaiman or no Neil Gaiman, this wasn't it.
The Master BuildersThree remarkable films, separated by more than 30 years, constructed by the odd, patient duo of Wallace Shawn and André Gregory.
The Long MeowThe feline hero of this post-apocalyptic detective story just wants to track down his best friend—a dog.
Doctor Who, Season 7, Part 2 The finale gets spoiled – thanks to the BBC mail order service's screw-up.
Hillary’s Time to Fight As grim as her New Hampshire defeat was, Clinton’s upcoming road looks a lot better.
LED Bulbs Were Once Pricey. Now They’re Cheap, Mass-Produced, and Plentiful. This Is How Efficient Technology Will Take Over.
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The 11th Worst Super Bowl in History How do you measure Super Bowl mediocrity? Slate correspondent Justin Peters stacks them up.
Why You Hated the Super Bowl It was hard to tell if it was a great defensive contest, or a terrible offensive one.