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.
Is Robert Dear Another John Brown? One pro-life activist made that comparison. It’s actually worth considering.
Cards Against Humanity Asked People to Give It $5 on Black Friday for Nothing in Return. The Stunt Worked.
Hang Up And Listen
The “Violating His Amateur Status” Bonus Segment The Hang Up and Listen hosts cover speedcubing—from the algorithms of Rubik’s Cubes to the sport’s record-breaking competitors.
Can We Trust the Hacker Philanthropists? We now rely on tech billionaires to solve our most pressing problems. That’s a problem, too—and it’s our fault.